9 March 2010


Advanced Photonix adds National Sales Account Manager for Terahertz product platform

Advanced Photonix Inc of Ann Arbor, MI, USA (which designs and makes silicon, InP- and GaAs-based photodetectors, subsystems, and terahertz instrumentation) has recruited John J. Riccardi, who has more than 25 years of experience in capital equipment technology sales, for the new position of National Sales Account Manager for its Terahertz product platform.

Riccardi was most recently director of Global Business Development and North American sales director for ISRA Vision AG, a Euro60m global machine vision technology firm based in Germany. Previously, he was manager, Global Business Development at NDC Infrared Engineering, a $60m global operating unit of Spectris PLC, London, which specializes in physics-based, online sensors used to manufacture hygienic and medical non-wovens, plastics, packaging, pharmaceuticals and foods. Between 1998 and 2005, Riccardi held management, business development and product development marketing positions at Cognex Corp in their Surface Inspection Systems Division. He also spent 15 years in sales and management positions in the Industrial Systems Division of Measurex Corp.

“John is a highly experienced and effective business development and sales manager with a proven track record of national and international accomplishments,” says CEO Rick Kurtz. “We are eager to utilize his expertise by tapping into his knowledge of our markets,” he adds. “With his experience in the nuclear gauge industry, where Measurex is now the market leader (acquired by Honeywell), as well as his significant background in quality control and his vast understanding of the use of vision systems to find defects in the surface of products that are optical in nature, we know that his ability to strategize new opportunities for the company will be a valuable asset as we move forward to expand our Terahertz product platform.”

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