Christopher Calling Appointed to Headwall Board of Directors

Christopher Van Veen | Jun 29, 2018 12:40:02 PM | ExpansionBoard of Directors

Brings 25+ Years of Technical Sales & Marketing Experience to Headwall

BOLTON, MA, JUNE 29, 2018 – Headwall has elected Christopher Calling to Headwall’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. Mr. Calling brings to Headwall a very strong focus on customer strategy development and the sales & marketing of high performance spectral instrumentation in application areas of high growth and technology adoption. 

As one of the original founders of Andor Technology Ltd (Belfast, Northern Ireland), Mr. Calling was instrumental in building and driving Andor’s worldwide annual revenue in excess of $150 million.   During this time, he served as President of the Americas and global sales director. He was also responsible for the development and implementation of Andor’s global sales, marketing, and OEM partnership strategies within the spectroscopy and imaging market.

Chris also served as a Board member at Andor for more than 10 years. In addition to sales and marketing leadership, Chris helped drive the company’s M&A activity through multiple acquisitions.   

Headwall CEO David Bannon pointed to Calling’s background as valuable in contributing to the Company’s strong outlook going forward: “Across all of our markets, we are seeing an ever-broadening array of applications requiring Headwall’s spectral instrumentation and solutions.  Chris has valuable experience in scaling organizations with high rates of growth.  I am looking forward to working with him as a Headwall Board member and taking advantage of his 25 years of industry experience to continue delivering on Headwall’s vision.”

Chris Calling stated, “Headwall is an incredibly talented company with exceptional market and application experience.  The proven ability to deploy advanced spectral solutions not only for data acquisition but for data exploitation is a clear differentiator for customers that will drive profitable growth.  I am very excited to work with the Headwall team.”

About Headwall

Headwall Photonics is a leading designer and manufacturer of spectral instrumentation for remote sensing, advanced machine vision, medical/biotech, and government/defense markets. With a worldwide base of end-user and OEM customers, Headwall enjoys a market leadership position through the design and manufacture of spectral solutions that are customized for application-specific performance. The Company is based in Massachusetts where it has two locations (Bolton and Fitchburg). European operations (Headwall BVBA) are located near Brussels, Belgium.

For more information about Headwall, please contact:

Christopher Van Veen, Headwall Marketing

580 Main Street

Bolton, Massachusetts 01740


Headwall Opens New Facility in Bolton, Massachusetts

Headwall Photonics has expanded to a new, larger facility in the Boston metropolitan area. The location at 580 Main Street in Bolton allows the Company to expand its engineering, sales, and marketing capabilities in response to increasing demand for its spectral imaging solutions. Headwall's core markets include remote sensing, advanced machine vision, and medical/biotech.Bolton is located about 35 miles west of Boston, which is a global center of technology, academia, and medical research.

Bolton_580_Main_Street.jpgThe Bolton location will complement Headwall's existing facility in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, where Headwall produces its holographic diffraction gratings. These highly engineered optical elements are used to manage reflected light; Headwall sells these gratings and integrated sub assemblies to OEMs around the world. Because of this core technology focus, Headwall's spectral imaging sensors are exceptionally precise and feature aberration-corrected performance, a wide field of view, high SNR, and low stray light. These are

important characteristics in remote sensing, advanced machine vision, and medical applications where resolution and imaging precision are crucial."Headwall has established a leadership position in its core markets," said CEO David Bannon.  "Enhancing our infrastructure capabilities with this new facility plan allows for operational expansion and the growth of our technology.”  The location near Boston also gives Headwall greater breadth and depth across all facets of its business. “With Headwall’s focus on delivering spectral imaging solutions, we are looking to expand the Company’s engineering and sales to build a dynamic team of professionals," concluded Bannon.

In addition to Bolton and Fitchburg in Massachusetts, Headwall BVBA operates in Brussels, Belgium.