The Headwall Photonics Management Team
Chief Executive Officer
As co-member of the founding team, David's vision and leadership have been critical to the establishment of Headwall Photonics as a leading technology supplier of wavelength solutions for customers in the life sciences, defense/aerospace, analytical, and telecommunications markets.
With 20 years of sales, marketing, and finance experience within technology-driven markets, David brings proven expertise in building customer-centric organizations for innovative technology companies. He has an established track record for formulating business strategy, building market share, and driving revenue through the successful engagement of customers and strategic partners.
Most recently, David served as Vice President - Sales at Allegro Networks and formerly served in key executive positions at Packet Engines (acquired by Alcatel), Wellfleet/Bay Networks (acquired by Nortel), and Digital Equipment Corporation (acquired by Compaq). He received his BS in Biology from the University of Massachusetts and an MBA in Finance from Northeastern University.
President, Chief Operating Officer
Larry Barstow has served as president and chief executive officer of Headwall Photonics since the Company's founding. As co-member of the founding team of Headwall, Larry's vision and leadership have proven critical to the successful emergence of Headwall as the world's leading manufacturer of holographic diffraction technology. His role consists of the establishment of Headwall's corporate vision, building the industry's strongest team, and functional oversight of the company.
Prior to the management buy-out from Agilent Technologies, Larry was General Manager of the Agilent Holographic Grating Operation. In this capacity, he had operational responsibility for engineering, manufacturing operations, and customer interface. Larry has over 20 years experience (16 years with Hewlett Packard / Agilent Technologies) as an executive in high volume design and manufacturing operations for products in the life sciences/medical and telecommunications industries.
Larry received a master's degree in engineering from MIT and a bachelor's degree in engineering from Cornell University
Director of Engineering
Peter Clemens is Headwall's Director of Engineering and Development. He brings thirty years of engineering and applications expertise in the design and development of spectral imaging systems. Pete’s experience has been working in engineering and operations where he has taken over 50 different imaging products through design development into full-scale production.
Before joining Headwall, Pete was the Technical Director of Operations for BAE Systems. While at BAE Pete held many roles within system engineering, engineering management and operations. Over that time period, the company transitioned several times, from Honeywell's electro-optics division to Loral infrared imaging systems to Lockheed-Martin imaging systems and finally to BAE Systems.
With experience working for four of the top scientific engineering companies in the world, Pete brings a broad base of technical expertise and engineering management to Headwall’s product development and engineering initiatives.
Pete attended Northeastern Technical Institute as well as Northeastern University where he studied electrical engineering.