Dr. Avner Sharon
Chief Executive Officer & Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Avner Sharon is an entrepreneur that has managed several startup companies, including serving as CEO of PBC Lasers, GM and VP Marketing of GWS-Photonics. He has more than 18 years of Research and Management of multidisciplinary development, engineering and operation teams, as well as vast experience in leading marketing and business development activities with leading vendors and customers internationally. He has worked in Europe, the US and Japan (e.g. JVC, Hamamatsu, JDSU, Fujitsu, Hitachi, and Pirelli Telecom) in different market arenas such as, Optical Storage, Semiconductors, Industrial, Telecom, HLS among others.
Dr. Sharon has extensive technical expertise in electro-optics, laser technologies, semiconductors, telecommunications and metrology systems. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Physics from the Weizmann Institute of Science in the area of lasers and semiconductors, and a Master’s degree in Business Management from the Tel-Aviv University. He has has authored many papers and holds patents in these areas.