Steve Abely, CEO
Steve Abely joined LumaSense Technologies in July of 2012 as our CFO and became our new CEO in February 2013. He has over 25 years of experience leading technology and manufacturing companies. While President and CFO of StorMedia, Steve oversaw the company through its IPO and tripled the company’s annual revenue. Over his seven-year tenure as CFO of Bookham (now Oclaro), a leading supplier of optical components and subsystems, Steve led the company through several major acquisitions. Steve holds a BA in Business Administration from Northeastern University.
Joyce Irby, Senior Director, People
Joyce is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) with over 20 years of experience energetically designing and implementing HR strategies for organizations across multiple industries in both the private and public sectors. Her experience ranges from start-up and spin-offs to very large organizations in high-tech, manufacturing, education, healthcare, and medical services. Her employers and clients have included Siemens/OSRAM, Stanford University, Tenet Healthcare, Teledyne Technologies, Inc. and Philips. She holds a BA in Industrial Psychology from Canisius College and a MA in English from Georgetown University. Joyce is an Adjunct Professor of human resources management at Menlo College in Atherton, CA.
Brett Sargent, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) & Vice President/General Manager – Products & Solutions
Brett has over 20 years of experience working in various leadership roles in engineering, supply chain, manufacturing, quality, marketing and global sales with DuPont, Lockheed Martin, Exelon Nuclear and General Electric, where he was Global Sales Leader for the GE Energy T&D Products division. Previously he was VP of Global Sales at LumaSense Technologies for 5 years. He is Six Sigma Black Belt certified and a graduate of the Naval Nuclear Power School. Brett holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Widener University, an MS in Nuclear Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA in International Business from Georgia State University.
Diane Wotus, Vice President, Global Operations
Diane has worked in manufacturing her entire career. Diane spent the first 20 years of her career in the disk drive industry – manufacturing thin film media for Nashua Corporation and StorMedia and then leading the wafer fab team at Read-Rite Corporation. Her experience in wafer fabs led Diane to England where she was VP operations for Bookham Technology. After returning to the US, Diane worked at Varian Medical, Xyratex International, Immersion Corporation and most recently CAE Healthcare, where Diane held the position of Sr. Director US operations and Site Manager. Diane’s strengths are focused on building strong teams and implementing robust business solutions. Diane holds a degree in Chemical Engineering, Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.