“Our solid-state optical innovations enable the
skillful and cost-effective manipulation of light.”

About Us

LensVector was founded to commercialize liquid crystal-based optics that enable adaptive optical capabilities without the use of mechanical systems or redundant light sources. The original technology was developed at Laval University in the Center for Optics, Photonics and Lasers. LensVector exclusively licensed the original patents from Laval and hired the core team as part of the R&D Group that is still located in Quebec City, Canada. The Company’s R&D group continues to work closely with Laval University’s resources to advance and lead the field of molecular optics based on liquid crystal technology.

The scalability of our architecture allows a few core products to support a broad range of applications and markets. This coupled with our outsourcing strategy to use legacy LCD production lines, provides the ramp-up capacity and cost structure to cost-effectively serve all target markets.

Employees: <50
Markets: Architectural Lighting
Products: 15mm, 35mm, 48mm, and 65mm liquid crystal lenses
Manufacturing: Global, assembly in North America
Ownership: LensVector is privately held
Patents: 114 global patents filed, 52 granted and more than 60 pending

Management Team

Brent York

President and CEO

Technical and leadership professional with 35 years in lighting optics and inventor/pioneer in SSL systems with over 200 patents and applications. As CTO for TIR Systems Ltd. (TSX:TIR), lead company in research, development and scaled manufacturing of new products prior to acquisition by Philips. Within Philips, held senior strategic role for global R&D and later privately consulted to HP, Qualcomm, Intellectual Ventures, and others. Brent holds a B.A.Sc. in Engineering Physics, an MBA and is a professional member of the IESNA

Dr. Tigran Galstian

CTO - Cofounder

In addition to his role as LensVector’s CTO, Dr. Tigran Galstian is also a professor of Engineering Physics at Laval University. Dr. Galstian brings more than 30 years of R&D experience and has co-authored more than 750 technical articles, communications and patents. Dr. Galstian received the 2019 Illumineer of the Year award in recognition of his work at LensVector on dynamic beam shaping. He also received the National Optics Institute award for Exceptional Contributions in Photonics and he was awarded the David-Mitchel Manning Innovation Award and “Celebrons le partenariat” of ADRIQ. He earned his B.Sc. in physics at Yerevan State University and Masters and Doctorate from the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute.

David Kriebel

VP Sales and Marketing

David Kriebel has worked with the lighting design and specification community for more than 25-years. With a focus on new technologies and training for the lighting community, he has collaborated with building owners, designers, and contractors to ensure project success. David has led sales and marketing at lighting technology companies including dPoint Technologies, Cooledge Lighting, and TIR Systems and built brands, channels, and revenue. David holds a BSc in Architectural Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder.

Thomas Killick

VP Business Development - Cofounder

Thomas Killick has managed business development at several early-stage technology companies. These include CATC, a pioneer of the desktop serial bus, later to become USB, which was acquired by Croy, and Precision Optical System, originally the commercial lens division of Polaroid established to address the mobile phone camera market, subsequently acquired by Flextronics. Tom holds a BSc. in mechanical engineering from Imperial College, London.

Board of Directors

Howard Earhart

Chairman

Howard Earhart is a successful CEO based in Silicon Valley with extensive leadership experience at hardware, software and consumer products companies. Following his role as President of Memorex’s Consumer Products Group, he has been the turn-around CEO of more than 15 high-tech companies and led Power Integrations (NASDAQ: POWI) to a successful IPO. Howard has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University.

Jeff Flohr

Director

Jeff is a registered investment advisor and the founder of Flohr Asset Management which has specialized in alternative investments since 1991. Jeff has more than 25 years of experience managing clients’ net worth and providing investment advice to those considering private equities and real estate.

Balu Balakrishnan

Director

Balu Balakrishnan joined Power Integrations in 1989 and was appointed to CEO in 2002. Balu has more than 40 years of engineering, marketing, and management experience in the semiconductor industry, including product-line management responsibility at National Semiconductor Corporation. Mr. Balakrishnan holds more than 190 patents and has received the Discover Award for Technological Innovation as well as a TechAmerica Innovator Award.

Dan Artusi

Advisory Board Chair

Dan Artusi’s extensive international career has spanned a range of industries and has included senior executive leadership roles at Intel, Silicon Labs, Motorola, and others. Dan is currently an advisor or board member at a number of IoT related companies including MaxLinear, Inc., AONDevices, Inc., and Minim. Mr. Artusi studied electrical engineering at the Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires.