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Avo Photonics Expands Engineering Team

Avo Photonics, specialists in optical packaging, is pleased to announce that Mr. Todd Rixman has joined the company as Technical Manager.

Mr. Rixman has in excess of 14 years of experience in mechanical design and photonics packaging. Prior to joining Avo Photonics, Mr. Rixman led programs from concept through production and performed opto-mechanical design at Princeton Lightwave, JDSU, and Kulicke & Soffa Industries. Mr. Rixman is a graduate of Penn State with both BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering.

“Todd’s expertise in mechanical design and project management strengthens the Avo Photonics team enormously. His talents are a welcome addition to Avo, and we are certain our customers will appreciate his attention to detail,” said Dr. Tom Haslett, CTO of Avo Photonics. “His knowledge base strengthens our already strong team and we know current, as well as future customers, will benefit greatly from his talents.”

Mr. Rixman added “I am very impressed with Avo’s direction. This is a great team to work with and I enjoy being part of an organization with such a strong customer focus. It is very exciting to be with a growing company that lets me work in so many areas.”

Avo Photonics provides custom design and contract manufacturing services to customers in the military/aerospace, medical, communications, and commercial markets. Its unique pure service model assures Avo is focused on its Customer’s products. From fundamental optical physics analysis, through mechanical, electrical, thermal, and materials design for packaging/manufacturing, into crafted Prototypes, and finally high volume Production, Avo Photonics is a one-stop shop for photonic packaging services.

For a complete overview of Avo Photonics’ service offerings, visit or call 215-441-0107.


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