Light Blue Optics, an UK-based maker of holographic laser projection technology, has named Barak Maoz chief executive. The Company backed by investors including Robert Bosch Venture Capital, Earlybird Venture Capital, Capital-E, NESTA, Christie Digital Systems Canada Inc., Minaik, WhiteGold Fund Management and DFJ Esprit.
Light Blue Optics (LBO) today announced that Barak Maoz, an experienced CEO and company builder, has joined Light Blue Optics, a leader in the field of Holographic Laser Projection, as CEO. Chris Harris led the Company from September 2007, leaving in August 2011 to pursue other options, having built a high quality team that have positioned Light Blue Optics to become a key player in the miniature projection and touch technology marketplace.
“I am delighted to join Light Blue Optics at this exciting time in its development and I look forward to leading the Company as it moves aggressively into a number of rapidly expanding application areas which fit well with the technology base they developed,” said Mr. Maoz.
“Barak’s proven leadership in driving new technologies to the marketplace through cooperation with key partners is very important to Light Blue Optics as we take our technology into larger consumer segments, such as Head-Up Displays, interactive projected touch screens and more,” said Adrian Cable, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer.
“The Board is delighted that Barak brings more than twenty five years of a rich career in technical, operational, business and management roles in the worlds of semiconductors, electronic components and displays to Light Blue Optics. He has built technology companies as a venture capital partner and has designed ICs, managed technical teams, grown business units and served in P&L executive roles as the CEO in private and public companies on three continents and one island. Some of the world’s most renowned companies have been his customers and partners,” said Howard Ford, Chairman.
Barak enjoys working with technology companies and energetic teams, leading them from early days of searching for direction and first customers to the excitement of fast growth. Barak brings to Light Blue Optics the combination of strategic leadership with hands-on management, deep technology with venture capital finance and strong performance with a focus on the wide interests of all stakeholders.
Barak’s BSEE degree was earned in Israel and his MSEE degree as well as his MBA work was done in the USA.
Light Blue Optics (Light Blue Optics)
Light Blue Optics is a privately-funded company developing and supplying miniature projection systems for use in high volume applications in markets including automotive, digital signage and consumer electronics.
Powered by our proprietary HLP(TM) technology, our products create bright, high-resolution images that are always in focus, work on all manner of surface, and can even respond to touch. We believe that HLP(TM) technology will soon become ubiquitous — seamlessly integrated into our homes, vehicles and personal devices, and changing the way we see and interact with the world.
Light Blue Optics is headquartered in Cambridge, UK. The Company is funded by a syndicate of investors including Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH, Earlybird Venture Capital, Capital-E, NESTA, Christie Digital Systems Canada Inc., Minaik, WhiteGold Fund Management and DFJ Esprit.