About Optics Valley
Optics Valley Chair: John Dennis, President, Strategy1
Throughout his career, John has fulfilled objectives to drive company growth and profitability. Since moving to Tucson in 2008, he has been engaged in economic development and organizational improvement in the technology and entrepreneurial communities. His consulting company, Strategy1, provides services to enhance the strategic alignment of people, plans and processes. Successful client assignments range from technology start-up companies to major corporations and educational institutions.
Optics Valley Co-chair: Jack Schumann
Jack’s passion is advancing opportunities worldwide for optics and photonics companies. In addition to Optics Valley, he is a co-coordinator of the Global Photonics Alliance. His experience includes building and managing international technology companies from start-up to IPO. As past co-owner and CEO of a manufacturer of laser-based optical metrology equipment, he understands the opportunities and challenges faced by Optics Valley members.