WaveOptics expands into North America with opening of US headquarters

Media Press Release

Los Angeles, 17 September 2018. WaveOptics, the leading designer and manufacturer of diffractive waveguides, expands in to North America with the opening of a US headquarters, based in Los Angeles.

WaveOptics expansion in to the US signals a key step in the company’s growth, having successfully signed a number of North American customers. This move allows the company to support its US customer base and underpins WaveOptics’ strategy to be the key optical component for Augmented Reality (AR) wearables and smart glasses.

Mike Lynch joins as North America President, and will lead WaveOptics’ US expansion out of California. Mike will report to WaveOptics CEO, David Hayes and joins the business’ executive team. His focus will be on developing WaveOptics customer base and technical support resources in the US.

Mike has held a range of senior leadership roles across a variety of organisations, including Ely Lily, the United States Congress and most recently at SpaceX and DAQRI. Mike has a track record of delivery across business development, operations, and marketing.

David Hayes,CEO WaveOptics, commented:

“Opening our office in North America is a substantial milestone for the business and allows us to leverage the significant opportunities in the region. The US is an important market for us as we continue to build our relationships with key customers and partners across the globe.  

“We are focused on growing our presence and local expertise in the US – making our AR waveguide technology and unique capability to mass manufacture at an afforable price point available to our existing and potential customers in the US and beyond.

“Mike brings considerable commercial and operational experience and will be a key member of the team as we expand our presence in North America.”