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Headwall Joins as Industry Partner for NSF Internet of Things for Precision Agriculture

Interconnected spectral sensor technology represent opportunity to predict and control agricultural output with greater accuracy and impact.

Bolton, Massachusetts – April 22, 2021

Headwall, the industry leader in turnkey hyperspectral imaging solutions and spectral instrumentation, is pleased to announce collaborating as a member of the Industrial Practitioner Advisory Board for NSF-funded Internet of Things for Precision Agriculture (IoT4Ag). The IoT4Ag’s vision is to ensure food, energy, and water security by advancing technology to increase crop production, while concurrently minimizing the use of constrained resources and the impact of agricultural practices on the environment.


The NSF Engineering Research Center for the IoT4Ag has united faculty and students from the University of Pennsylvania, Purdue University, the University of California at Merced, and the University of Florida with government and industry partners. The staff is currently utilizing Headwall’s hyperspectral sensors by integrating them onto unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems to create data-driven models to capture and analyze plant physiology, soil properties, management, and environmental variations.

Ag-Internet-of-Things"This partnership is very important to us because a core strength of Headwall is providing remote-sensing solutions for customers within the agricultural technology community. In an increasingly connected environment, the Internet of Things has critical implications for sensor development and deployment in the field,” said David Bannon, Headwall President & CEO. “We also look forward to applying our spectral imaging solutions to important problem areas to drive improved crop yield and enhanced phenotype resiliency,”

“We are delighted to have Headwall join the IoT4Ag team as an industrial partner,” said Bob Brier, IoT4Ag Administrative Director. “Headwall’s knowledge and deployment of spectral imaging sensors for agricultural applications will provide experienced input for the Industrial Practitioner Advisory Board.”

 

About NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) for IoT4Ag
The NSF ERC program supports convergent research, education, and technology translation at U.S. universities that will lead to strong societal impacts. Each ERC has interacting foundational components that go beyond the research project, including engineering workforce development at all participant stages, a culture of diversity and inclusion where all participants gain mutual benefit, and value creation within an innovation ecosystem that will outlast the lifetime of the ERC. IoT4Ag seeks to ensure food, energy, and water security with new systems to increase crop production while minimizing energy and water use and environmental impacts of agricultural practices. For more information, visit iot4ag.us.

 

About Headwall
Headwall is a leading designer and manufacturer of complete spectral instrumentation solutions for remote sensing, advanced machine vision, 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 headquartered in the US, and has three European locations in Belgium, Germany, and Italy. European headquarters operations at Headwall BVBA are located near Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit headwallphotonics.com.

For more information, please contact:
Heather Hargraves
Headwall Marketing Communications Manager
580 Main Street
Bolton, Massachusetts 01740
Tel: +1-978-353-4034
E-Mail: hhargraves@headwallphotonics.com

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Headwall Bolsters Global Expansion with the Promotion of Key Team Members to Meet International Demand for Hyperspectral Imaging Solutions

Christian_FrancescoBolton, Massachusetts – March 18, 2021 –

Headwall, the industry leader in turnkey hyperspectral imaging (HSI) solutions, announced today that Christian Felsheim has been promoted to Director Headwall EMEA and Francesco Beccari to Sales Manager Headwall EMEA. These promotions and expansion of responsibilities are reflective of the outstanding contributions Christian and Francesco have made while managing Headwall’s European business and indicative of the growing global demand for Headwall’s technology.

“Global expansion is an important component to any company’s growth strategy,” said Don Battistoni, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Christian and Francesco have played significant roles in the expansion of our business across Europe and we now count on them to provide the same excellent support to our customers and distribution partners in the Middle East and Africa.”

“This is an exciting time for Headwall as our hyperspectral products transition from predominantly research to application specific solutions in both remote sensing and industrial machine vision,” said Christian Felsheim. “I am confident in our ability to meet the challenge and look forward to working with our customers, agents, and resellers across EMEA to continue Headwall’s growth.”

About Headwall

Headwall is a leading designer and manufacturer of complete spectral instrumentation solutions for remote sensing, advanced machine vision, 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 headquartered in the US, and has three European locations in Belgium, Germany, and Italy. European headquarters operations at Headwall BVBA are located near Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit headwallphotonics.com.

For more information, please contact:
Heather Hargraves
Headwall Marketing Communications Manager
580 Main Street
Bolton, Massachusetts 01740
Tel: +1-978-353-4034
E-Mail: hhargraves@headwallphotonics.com

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Headwall Honored by 2020 Laser Focus World Innovators Awards

2010LFW_iaHero.5f7ca4e64fa47Bolton, Massachusetts – October 14, 2020

Headwall, the industry leader in turnkey hyperspectral imaging solutions and spectral instrumentation, announced today that the MV.X Embedded-Vision Hyperspectral Imaging System was recognized by an esteemed and experienced panel of judges from the optics and photonics community as a Platinum honoree for Detectors and Imaging, part of the 2020 Laser Focus World Innovators Awards.

“On behalf of the Laser Focus World Innovators Awards, I would like to congratulate Headwall on their Platinum level honoree status,” said Laser Focus World Editor in Chief, John Lewis. “This competitive program allows Laser Focus World to celebrate and recognize the most innovative products impacting the photonics community this year.”

Headwall’s MV.X Embedded-Vision Hyperspectral Imaging System uses onboard computing to run spectral classification algorithms and output actionable data in real time. This data enables automation of industrial workflows, which can then be used for the inspection and grading of products and many other applications. Headwall’s MV.X is a significant step in easing the adoption of hyperspectral imaging for industrial applications and provides significant added value where spectral information is needed.

“Although some industrial applications exist, hyperspectral imaging has primarily been used in research applications. This is largely due to the difficulty in quickly processing the large data files generated by a hyperspectral imager,” says Christian Felsheim, Director of Headwall Europe, a driving force behind the development of the MV.X. “The MV.X eliminates both the deployment complexity and computational bottlenecks of previous solutions using a proprietary embedded processor and advanced classification algorithms to output a data stream compatible with machine vision standards for automation systems. This facilitates using hyperspectral imaging across a wide application space including food quality and inspection, material sorting, pharmaceutical monitoring, precise color measurement for paint, dye, and pigment formulation, as well as even phenotyping of plants.”

About Laser Focus World
Published since 1965, Laser Focus World has become the most trusted global resource for engineers, researchers, scientists, and technical professionals by providing comprehensive coverage of photonics technologies, applications, and markets. Laser Focus World reports on and analyzes the latest developments and significant trends in both the technology and business of photonics worldwide — and offers greater technical depth than any other publication in the field.

About Headwall
Headwall is a leading designer and manufacturer of complete spectral instrumentation solutions for remote sensing, advanced machine vision, 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 headquartered in the US, and has three European locations in Belgium, Germany, and Italy. European headquarters operations at Headwall BVBA are located near Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit
 headwallphotonics.com.

For more information, please contact:
Heather Hargraves
Headwall Marketing Communications Manager
580 Main Street
Bolton, Massachusetts 01740
Tel: +1-978-353-4034
E-Mail: hhargraves@headwallphotonics.com

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Headwall Welcomes New Marketing Communications Manager

ProfileHHBolton, Massachusetts – September 14, 2020

Headwall, the industry leader in turnkey hyperspectral imaging solutions and spectral instrumentation, announced today that Heather Hargraves has joined as the new Marketing Communications Manager. She will be responsible for conceiving and executing marketing strategies and tactics that drive growth for Headwall. In addition, Heather will help drive overall brand development and messaging in the marketplace.

“Headwall is undertaking a number of new initiatives where Heather’s extensive knowledge and experience will be a significant asset,” says Don Battistoni, Headwall Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Her skill set spans all aspects of communications and marketing, and we're very pleased to have her onboard to help capitalize on the strength of the Headwall brand as we continue to innovate and grow.”

“I’m thrilled to have been chosen for this role at such an exciting time for Headwall,” said Heather. “I was attracted by the company’s mission to solve critical problems across a wide range of applications in agriculture, food safety, biotechnology, and defense markets. I look forward to bringing my experience and energy to the team.”

Heather Hargraves comes to Headwall after a productive stretch at Radius Innovation & Development, a Jabil company, where she was a Marketing Communications & Content Manager. Previously she worked in the market research industry for both International Data Corporation (IDC) and BCC Research, with a strong focus on content and digital marketing communications. Heather has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, with a concentration in Communications Media, as well as a Minor in English, from Worcester State University. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Marketing.

About Headwall

Headwall is a leading designer and manufacturer of complete spectral instrumentation solutions for remote sensing, advanced machine vision, 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 headquartered in the US, and has three European locations in Belgium, Germany, and Italy. European headquarters operations at Headwall BVBA are located near Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit headwallphotonics.com.

For more information, please contact:
Heather Hargraves
Headwall Marketing Communications Manager
580 Main Street
Bolton, Massachusetts 01740
Tel: +1-978-353-4034
E-Mail: hhargraves@headwallphotonics.com

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Headwall Bolsters Business Development in Asia/Pacific Region with New Addition

Jackie Hsiao Hired as Asia/Pacific Regional Sales Manager

Jackie_Hsiao_PicBolton, Massachusetts – September 1, 2020

Headwall, the industry leader in turnkey hyperspectral imaging solutions and spectral instrumentation, announced today that Jackie Hsiao has joined the Headwall commercial team as Regional Sales Manager for the Asia/Pacific region. He will be responsible for driving revenue across Headwall's core markets and application spaces including Remote Sensing and Machine Vision.

“Jackie brings a wealth of successful sales management experience to the team,” says Don Battistoni, Headwall Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “His strategic thinking, technical background, and channel management expertise will be instrumental in expanding awareness of Headwall’s products, technology, and value in the Asia/Pacific region.”

“As the first Headwall employee in the region, I look forward to building on our established brand through increased face time with our end customers and channel partners to understand their specific needs and challenges. This direct 'voice of customer' input will be key to cultivating long-term partnerships, guiding future product development, and insure our long term mutual success,” said Jackie.

Jackie Hsiao most recently served as Sales Vice President & General Manager for China at UnitySC, responsible for overseeing semiconductor automated inspection and metrology solutions. Previously, he was Director of ALD Sales in Asia for Veeco (formerly Ultratech/Cambridge NanoTech), developing sales strategies for core market segments while leveraging insights from customers and stakeholders to facilitate growth. Jackie obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering & Industry Economics from Tamkang University.

About Headwall
Headwall is a leading designer and manufacturer of complete spectral instrumentation solutions for remote sensing, advanced machine vision, 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 headquartered in the US, and has three European locations in Belgium, Germany, and Italy. European headquarters operations at Headwall BVBA are located near Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit headwallphotonics.com.

For more information, please contact:
Heather Hargraves
Headwall Marketing Communications Manager
580 Main Street
Bolton, Massachusetts 01740
Tel: +1-978-353-4034
E-Mail: hhargraves@headwallphotonics.com

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Headwall Partner Purdue U to Help Develop Internet of Things for Precision Agriculture

$26 million National Science Foundation grant for commercializing sensor technologies such as hyperspectral imaging for digital agriculture

Bolton, MA, August 12, 2020 – Headwall Photonics, a world leader in hyperspectral imaging systems and solutions, announced today that a close technology partner, Purdue University, has been chosen by the National Science Foundation (NSF) as a key member of a new Engineering Research Center (ERC) dedicated to significant improvements in agriculture as a part of ensuring long-term food, energy, and water security.

The NSF ERC for the Internet of Things for Precision Agriculture (IoT4Ag) unites faculty and students from the University of Pennsylvania, Purdue University, the University of California at Merced, and the University of Florida with government and industry partners. Staff will utilize technology such as Headwall’s hyperspectral sensors integrated onto unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) systems to create data-driven models to capture and analyze plant physiology, soil properties, management and environmental variations.

“We are excited about our partnership and we look forward to continuing our work with Headwall to maximize the impact and success of IoT4Ag’s technologies, education, and diversity, equity, and inclusion activities,” says Melba Crawford, the Nancy Uridil and Francis Bossu Professor in Civil Engineering, and professor of agronomy and electrical and computer engineering at Purdue.

“The ERC will also leverage Purdue’s commitment to plant science and our focus on digital agriculture. We are excited about the collaboration with our university and industrial partners to advance technology in environmental sensing, robotics, and data science in precision agriculture to help meet the demands for food production in the upcoming decades.”

David Bannon, President & CEO of Headwall, is equally enthusiastic: “This is one of the more prestigious and impactful partnerships that we have undertaken. A core strength of our company is providing remote-sensing solutions for customers within the agritech community. We also look forward to applying Headwall spectral imaging solutions to important problem areas to drive improved crop yield and enhanced phenotype resiliency."

About the College of Agriculture at Purdue University
Purdue University’s College of Agriculture is one of the world’s leading colleges of agricultural, food, life, and natural resource sciences. As a land-grant institution, we are committed to preparing our students to make a difference, wherever their careers take them; stretching the frontiers of science to find solutions to some of our most pressing global challenges; and, through Purdue Extension and engagement programs, helping the people of Indiana, the nation and the world improve their lives and livelihoods.

About The NSF ERC IoT4Ag
The NSF Engineering Research Center (ERC) program supports convergent research, education, and technology translation at U.S. universities that will lead to strong societal impacts. Each ERC has interacting foundational components that go beyond the research project, including engineering workforce development at all participant stages, a culture of diversity and inclusion where all participants gain mutual benefit, and value creation within an innovation ecosystem that will outlast the lifetime of the ERC. IoT4Ag seeks to ensure food, energy, and water security with new systems to increase crop production while minimizing energy and water use and environmental impacts of agricultural practices.

About Headwall
Based in Massachusetts, Headwall is a leading designer and manufacturer of complete spectral instrumentation solutions for remote sensing, advanced machine vision, 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. With a worldwide presence, Headwall maintains offices in 3 European locations and 1 office in Taiwan. For more information, visit www.headwallphotonics.com.

For more information, please contact:
Ross Nakatsuji, Headwall Marketing Communications
580 Main Street
Bolton, Massachusetts 01740
+1-978-353-4051
rnakatsuji@headwallphotonics.com

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Headwall & perClass Partner to Advance Embedded Vision Solutions with Intuitive Spectral Imaging

Industry-leading platform paired with real-time onboard classification on processing/production lines

Bolton, MA, June 25, 2020 – Headwall Photonics, a world leader in hyperspectral imaging platforms and instrumentation, and perClass BV, provider of innovative and reliable software for production deployment of machine learning and spectral imaging solutions, announced a partnership today that will help meet challenging needs for customers worldwide.

“Markets such as food processing, high-tech manufacturing, and material-sorting for recycling now have a much easier path to exploit the power of hyperspectral imaging,” says Christian Felsheim, Director of Headwall Photonics Europe. “Headwall’s new Hyperspec® MV.X embedded hyperspectral imaging platform is designed from the start to run spectral classification algorithms such as those developed by perClass Mira® and output actionable data in real time, enabling automated sorting systems to take immediate action along the line.”

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Dr. Pavel Paclik, Founder and Managing Director of perClass BV, agrees and adds, “Our mission at perClass is to significantly lower the barrier to entry for the vast number of industries that can benefit from an AI-based workflow that creates highly accurate models without the need for cumbersome coding. We’re excited to be working with Headwall’s architecture so that customers can fully benefit from the many advantages our own automated machine-learning platform offers.”

Above: an example of a system with an MV.X built by Headwall reseller Visratek in Turkey. The perClass Mira runtime engine helps enable real-time spectral classification as shown by as products pass under the MV.X on a conveyor belt.

Accurate and reliable classification models can be generated using the Headwall MV.X and perClass Mira software on a PC. Those models are then uploaded to IP67-rated MV.X imaging systems on the production line with no need for dedicated computers to store and process the raw hyperspectral data. Amazingly the compact MV.X systems host a runtime version of perClass Mira that outputs the classified data through an industry-standard GenICam interface to robotic systems to take action along the line without any further processing.

The pairing of Headwall’s MV.X and perClass’ Mira platforms allow customers to rapidly deploy solutions that can be easily updated if requirements or situations change; for example, the material being inspected changes or even more accurate classification models are developed over time.

About Headwall

Headwall is a leading designer and manufacturer of complete spectral instrumentation solutions for remote sensing, advanced machine vision, 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 has three European locations in Belgium, Germany, and Italy. Hyperspec is a registered trademark of Headwall Photonics. European headquarters operations at Headwall BVBA are located near Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit www.headwallphotonics.com.

About perClass

Since 2008, perClass has been providing software for design and production deployment of machine learning and spectral imaging solutions. It is used in the most demanding applications, such as food quality control, industrial sorting, medical diagnostics or traffic accident detection.

The perClass Mira user-interface radically simplifies interpretation of spectral images. Within minutes users can create sophisticated classification solutions without machine learning expertise or programming. perClass runtime technology enables GPU accelerated real-time deployment in custom applications in both PC and edge computing scenarios. perClass and perClass Mira are registered trademarks of perClass BV. Find out more at www.perclass.com.

For more information, please contact:

Ross Nakatsuji, Headwall Marketing Communications

580 Main Street

Bolton, Massachusetts 01740

+1-978-353-4051

rnakatsuji@headwallphotonics.com

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Headwall MV.X Embedded-Vision Hyperspectral Imaging System wins Gold Innovation Award

Industry-leading Hyperspec® MV.X platform paired with real-time onboard classification on processing/production lines

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Bolton, MA – June 16, 2020 – Headwall Photonics, a world leader in hyperspectral imaging platforms and instrumentation, announced today that its MV.X Embedded-Processing Hyperspectral Imaging System was recognized as among the best in machine vision today by the judges of the Vision Systems Design 2020 Innovators Awards program. The judging panel consisted of esteemed experts from system integrator and end-user companies.

“The Vision Systems Design team would like to congratulate Headwall Photonics for their score in the 2020 Innovators Awards program,” says John Lewis, Editor in Chief. “Each year this unbiased and increasingly competitive program aims to celebrate the most innovative products and systems in machine vision. The Headwall team should be very proud.”

The robust and embedded architecture of the Hyperspec® MV.X portends a shift towards ’edge computing’ solutions, optimizing, reducing complexity and the cost of processing large amounts of high-resolution hyperspectral data and converting it into actionable information that can be transmitted over industrial networks to enable efficient and timely decision making.

“Our goal is to make the power of hyperspectral imaging much more widely accessible so that customers can reap the benefits of increased efficiency,” says Christian Felsheim, Director of Headwall Photonics Europe and a driving force behind the inception and development of the MV.X. “This helps customers save time and money in many applications such as food inspection for grading and safety, material sorting for recycling operations, quality control for pharmaceutical manufacturing, and precise color measurement for paint, dye and pigment formulation as well as phenotyping of plants.”

About Headwall

Headwall is a leading designer and manufacturer of complete spectral instrumentation solutions for remote sensing, advanced machine vision, 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 has three European locations in Belgium, Germany, and Italy. European headquarters operations at Headwall BVBA are located near Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit www.headwallphotonics.com.

About Vision Systems Design

Published since 1996, Vision Systems Design is a global resource for engineers, engineering managers and systems integrators that provides comprehensive global coverage of vision systems technologies, applications, and markets. Vision Systems Design's magazine, website (www.vision-systems.com), email newsletters and webcasts report on and analyze the latest technology and business developments and trends in the worldwide machine vision and image processing industry.

About The Vision Systems Design 2020 Innovators Awards program

The Vision Systems Design 2020 Innovators Awards program reviews and recognized the most innovative products and services in the vision and image processing industry. High-scoring companies were announced via webcast on June 16. Criteria used in the Innovators Awards ranking included: originality, innovation; impact on designers, systems integrators and end-users; fulfilling a need in the market that hasn’t been addressed, leveraging a novel technology, and increasing productivity.

For more information, please contact:
Ross Nakatsuji, Headwall Marketing Communications
580 Main Street
Bolton, Massachusetts 01740
+1-978-353-4051
rnakatsuji@headwallphotonics.com

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Headwall Enhances Business Operations in Europe with a Director-Level Position

Christian Felsheim elevated to Director Headwall Photonics Europe

Christian_FelsheimBolton, MA – April 13, 2020 – Headwall Photonics, a world leader in hyperspectral imaging platforms and instrumentation, announced today that Christian Felsheim has been promoted to the position of Director Headwall Photonics Europe.

He joined the Headwall sales team as Business Development and OEM Account Manager for the European region in 2018 with a focus on expanding sales and solidifying customer relationships across the region. Since then, Christian has been the driving force behind the recent successful introduction of the MV.X Advanced Machine Vision camera and its simplified integration protocols that help transform Headwall’s powerful technology into intuitive solutions that directly provide actionable data.

“I see tremendous potential for business growth in Europe,” says Christian. “Customers across a wide range of markets look at hyperspectral imaging solutions as a significant step up from conventional color and multispectral methods. Headwall has those solutions today for both research applications and production deployment.”

“Christian has contributed an enormous amount to our business activity in Europe,” says Don Battistoni, Headwall Vice President, Sales & Marketing. “In addition, he has helped spearhead initiatives such as the Center for Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Europe (CHRSE) and our new MV.X advanced machine vision product line with onboard hyperspectral data processing in real time. I sincerely appreciate Christian’s experienced market insights and look forward to working with him to continue expanding Headwall’s business in Europe.”

Christian Felsheim previously served as Head of OEM Sales at Andor Technology, extending the company’s reach into the life science and machine vision markets, and was Vice President Sales, EMEA at JAI A/S, a manufacturer of area and linescan cameras for machine vision applications such as food sorting and intelligent traffic systems (ITS). He holds a Diplom in Neurobiology and Computer Science from the University of Tübingen, and a Business Administration and Management certificate from ILM.

About Headwall
Headwall is a leading designer and manufacturer of complete spectral instrumentation solutions for remote sensing, advanced machine vision, 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 US-headquartered company has three European locations in Belgium, Germany, and Italy. European headquarters operations at Headwall BVBA are located near Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit www.headwallphotonics.com

For more information, please contact:
Ross Nakatsuji
Headwall Marketing Communications
580 Main Street
Bolton, Massachusetts 01740
Tel: +1-978-353-4051
E-Mail: rnakatsuji@headwallphotonics.com

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Headwall Adds to Leadership Team with Director of Manufacturing & Operations

Karen Armstrong brings experience scaling optical manufacturing teams with a focus on lean manufacturing

Karen_ArmstrongBolton, MA – March 23, 2020 – Headwall Photonics, a world leader that manufactures the core optical components within its own hyperspectral imaging platforms and instrumentation, as well as OEM components and sensors for third-party instrumentation, announced today the hiring of Karen Armstrong as Director of Manufacturing & Operations.

“As an expert in lean manufacturing, Karen is an experienced senior manager helping to position Headwall for profitable growth” says David Bannon, Headwall President & CEO. “Our customers come to us for the highest performing OEM instruments and spectral imaging solutions, and Karen has a skill set to help us grow the business within our targeted markets.”

“I look forward to bringing my focus on continuous improvement and implementation of both quality-based manufacturing and business efficiencies to Headwall,” says Armstrong. “Headwall’s customers have come to expect the best, and I anticipate working hard to deliver on this value proposition.”

Armstrong most recently served as Operations Manager at IPG Photonics, responsible for the optical component production group for a well-respected product line of industrial lasers. Previously she was the Director of Manufacturing Operations at General Dynamics/Axsys IR Systems, overseeing the high-volume assembly and test area and supporting significant business growth while implementing improvements in manufacturing, automation, and business processes.
Armstrong obtained a B.S. in Physics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and an M.S. in Electro-Optical Engineering from Tufts University.

About Headwall
Headwall is a leading designer and manufacturer of complete spectral instrumentation solutions for remote sensing, advanced machine vision, 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 US-headquartered company has three European locations in Belgium, Germany, and Italy. European headquarters operations at Headwall BVBA are located near Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit www.headwallphotonics.com

For more information, please contact:
Ross Nakatsuji
Headwall Marketing Communications
580 Main Street
Bolton, Massachusetts 01740
Tel: +1-978-353-4051
E-Mail: rnakatsuji@headwallphotonics.com

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