US Senator Scott Brown Visits Headwall To Highlight Importance of Job Growth & Technology Innovation
Headwall Product Innovation Highlights Massachusetts Manufacturing Success
Fitchburg, MA, January 17, 2012 — Headwall Photonics, a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced spectral instrumentation, hosted a visit with US Senator Scott Brown to discuss legislative initiatives for supporting small-business growth and investment. As a member of the Committee for Armed Services, Committee for Homeland Security, and Committee for Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Senator Brown has accumulated significant experience and appreciation for small businesses providing innovative solutions to the U.S. Department of Defense.
In a “town hall” meeting with Headwall employees, Senator Brown reflected on his support for Massachusetts manufacturers of advanced technology as key engines to fuel economic success and recovery in the country. “Small business innovation and growth such as we have seen at Headwall Photonics will be the key driver of job creation in this country” stated Senator Brown.
Senator Brown is involved in two key initiatives that Headwall CEO David Bannon took time to commend. The first is the Hire a Hero act, introduced by Brown in February 2011 and signed into law later that same year. The second is Brown’s support for the reauthorization of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) bill that was signed into law earlier in January. “These two programs are clearly targeted at making our economy stronger and more productive particularly for smaller businesses, and I want to thank Senator Brown for his leadership and taking a strong, proactive stand on them.”
CEO David Bannon and President Larry Barstow took Senator Brown through Headwall’s headquarters and manufacturing facility, taking time to explain some of the advanced imaging technology that the Company is developing for the DoD and for a wide range of commercial applications. Senator Brown noted that “Headwall’s technology, particularly in the area of hyperspectral sensor development, offers cutting edge solutions providing the warfighter with critical advantages on the battlefield”.
About Headwall Photonics
Headwall Photonics is a leading designer and manufacturer of imaging spectrometers, spectral instrumentation, and diffractive optics for industrial, commercial, and government markets. Headwall’s high performance instruments have been selected by governments, OEMs, and end-user customers around the world for use in critical application environments. Headwall enjoys a market leadership position through the design and manufacture of spectral instrumentation that is customized for application-specific performance. Headwall Photonics was formed as the result of a management buy-out from Agilent Technologies.
For information contact:
Mr. Chris Van Veen
Headwall Photonics, Inc.
Tel: +1 978-353-4051