Edgar A. Mendoza
Ed leads the vision for Redondo Optics, including its technology and business strategy, venture capital fund raising, strategic alliances, intellectual property, team building, customer relations, and all R&D and product development activities. Ed was previously Founder and Chief Technology Officer of a venture funded company, OptiNetrics Inc., an advanced telecommunications company with a high-volume robotics manufacturing foundry for the production of silicon photonics transceivers based on his technology innovation patents. Prior to OptiNetrics, Ed worked both in academics as professor at Rutgers University, as well as in several government founded R&D corporations in California involved in the development of new technologies for transition to fast growth commercial sectors. Ed received his Ph.D. from the City University of New York, and has 25 patents and over 150-publications in fields ranging from silicon photonics, fiber optics for sensors, remote sensing, nano-materials, Lab-on-Chip opto-fluidics, and diffractive and refractive optics. He has thirty years of experience working as a senior executive in strategic business planning and technological innovation in fast growth-based start-up companies focused on high growth technology markets such as life sciences, aerospace, oil & gas, renewable energy, defense and security.