Mr. Hoekstra has more than 30 years of professional experience including corporate management, strategic planning, intellectual property, and business development, as well as extensive technical expertise in lasers, electro-optics, crystal growth, materials processing, solar, LCD, and semiconductor manufacturing. He is currently President of 3D-Micromac America a laser system provider, and owner of SDG Technology, a technology solutions company that develops and delivers innovative technologies that enable next generation applications and devices. From 1999 until 2009, he was Founder & CEO of Applied Photonics, Inc., a leading laser solutions provider for the flat panel display industry with an installation base in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and China. From 1998 through 1999, Mr. Hoekstra was Vice President, Technology at Accudyne Corporation, a semiconductor capital equipment manufacturer. From 1992 until 1998, he held various corporate and contractor positions specializing in licensing, marketing, technology transfer, and commercialization. From 1986 until 1992, he was Deputy Director of a NASA Commercial Center specializing in space-based crystal growth and a co-investigator on several space shuttle experiments. From 1984 until 1986, he was a leading researcher in electronic and optical materials at the Materials Laboratory at Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio and was the DoD technical representative for the International Space Station Microgravity Science Advisory Board.
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