Precision Designed Flashlamps







Len Goldfine : President and CEO


Mr. Goldfine has more than 30 years experience as a senior executive in the laser and electro-optics industry. Mr. Goldfine has held management positions at Coherent, Inc. where he was Director of Marketing for the $50 million ophthalmic laser business and at PDT, Inc. where he was Chief Operating Officer. He also served as V.P. of Marketing & Sales at ILC Technology prior to its acquisition by PerkinElmer Optoelectronics. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University and has a Master of Science equivalent in Physiology/Biochemistry from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ghent, Belgium.


Rodney Romero : VP of Engineering


Mr. Romero has more than 15 years experience in the design and manufacture of flash lamps and other high intensity gas discharge light sources. Starting in 1992, he was employed by ILC Technology, Inc. (acquired by PerkinElmer Optoelectronics). Mr. Romero has completed advanced training in Six Sigma quality control and LEAN manufacturing. Romero is a graduate of California State University – Sacramento, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He continued his education at University of California at Davis, working towards a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering.


Rafael Olano : VP of Manufacturing


Mr. Olano has more than 25 years experience as a scientific glassblower and R&D Technician starting with ILC Technology, Inc. in 1980, continuing until 2002 when he was a co-founder of APT. Mr. Olano worked on all aspects of lamp production, specializing in the critical area of quartz glass to metal seal technology. Mr. Olano developed the impact seal technology for the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at Lawrence Livermore Laboratories and also developed graded seal technology for short arc lamps manufactured by Optical Radiation Corp. Mr. Olano attended the National University in El Salvador where he studied engineering.


Barry Smith : VP of Marketing and Sales


Mr. Smith has more than 30 years experience in the design, manufacture and marketing of xenon and krypton high pressure arc lamps and xenon and krypton flash lamps. He began his career at ILC Technology in 1976 and had global responsibility for the company’s flash lamp products prior to joining APT in 2003. Author of numerous technical papers and an invited speaker at laser and electro-optics conferences, Mr. Smith is considered one of the industry’s leaders in flash lamp design and performance. He is a graduate of San Jose State University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Mathematics and a Master of Science degree in Physics.