Industry Leadership

Industry Leadership

OIDA (OSA Industry Development Associates) Council

OIDA (OSA Industry Development Associates) Council

Interested in joining the committee? Email industry@osa.org.

The OIDA (OSA Industry Development Associates) Council represents the technical and commercial interests of the industry community within OSA. The Council ensures the value of company membership in OSA through the development and provision of relevant programs, benefits and business opportunities. Its activities include, but are not limited to, the following functions:

  • Advises the OSA Board of Directors on issues of importance to the Industry Members.
  • Serves as representatives of the entire corporate membership.
  • Recommends programming, products, and services that would be of interest to the industry community.
  • Provides liaison to the Executive Forum Planning Committee, which assists staff with the planning and program topics for the annual Executive Forum.
  • Identifies new benefits that would be universally accepted by the industry membership.
  • Reviews and recommends membership dues changes to the OSA Board of Directors.

The Council consists of nine members selected from among the Industry Membership. The council membership reflects the makeup of the entire Industry Membership representing size, geographic, and industry diversity.

2019 OIDA (OSA Industry Development Associates) Council Members

  • Simin Cai, Go!Foton, United States, Chair Elect
  • Claudio Mazzali, Corning Research & Development Corp, United States, Chair
  • John Dexheimer, LightWave Advisors, Inc., United States
  • Turan Erdogan, Plymouth Grating Laboratory, Inc., United States
  • Amy Eskilson, Inrad Optics, United States
  • Christoph S. Harder, SwissPhotonics, Switzerland
  • Inge Kabert, Thorlabs Inc, Germany
  • Frederick J. Leonberger, EOvation Advisors LLC, United States
  • Debbie Wilson, Lumentum Operations Inc, United States