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HPO has built and continues to build a team of international talent dedicated to Discovery, Innovation, Technology Development and Commercial Application of technology innovation that provides protection for millions around the world.

Larry Rodriguez

Larry Rodriguez

President/CEO

Larry Rodriguez is the company’s President/CEO and a member of the Board of Directors.  Mr. Rodriguez is an executive with a legacy of building and growing companies from early stage startups to the Fortune 100.

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Andrew W. Ishak, O.D., F.A.A.O.

Andrew W. Ishak, O.D., F.A.A.O.

Chief I.P. Officer

Dr Ishak is the Founder, Chief I.P. Officer, and member of the Board of Directors. Dr. Ishak is the inventor of the technology and conceived of the business market opportunity/need for HPO.

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Dr. Sean McGinnis, Ph.D.

Dr. Sean McGinnis, Ph.D.

Chief Technology Officer

Dr. McGinnis is an Entrepreneurial Scientific Advisor and Chief Technology Officer for HPO. He is a researcher skilled in optical thin films and processing with expertise in understanding sustainable manufacturing processes.

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Dr. Peter Haaland, Ph.D.

Dr. Peter Haaland, Ph.D.

Chief Science Advisor

Dr. Haaland is a founding General Partner of InnerProduct Partners.  He also serves as the Chief Science Officer for two technology startups (one pursuing hand hygiene monitoring technology and a second for a new class of natural gas fuel tanks), . . .

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Dana Z. Buschmann

Dana Z. Buschmann

Intellectual Property Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Dana Buschmann has over 15 years of experience in patent law. She has worked at premier law firms headquartered on both the east and west coasts, as well as served as in-house counsel for an academic medical institution.

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Veronica Tingle

Veronica Tingle

Controller

Veronica Tingle, Controller for High Performance Optics, Inc. In this role, Mrs. Tingle handles all aspects of HPO finances, including budgets, payables, government reporting, and their capitalization chart.

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Michael Packard

Michael Packard

Chairman of the Board and EVP Strategy

Mr. Packard is the Chairman of the Board and EVP Strategy of HPO. In late 1999, Mr. Packard created his own firm, TransCat Consulting, helping organizations “make change that matters.” In addition to his consulting roles,

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Brendan Sheil

Brendan Sheil

Board Member

Mr. Sheil has over 25 years’ experience in sales and marketing in Ophthalmology developing relationships and overseeing the sales and strategic development of various ophthalmic products worldwide.

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Dr. David Heath

Dr. David Heath

Board Member

David L. Heath, O.D. graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 1980, after doing his undergraduate study at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  He received both his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Optometry degrees.

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