Fusion Optix® Inside
Dr. Terence Yeo is the Founder and CEO of Fusion Optix and President of Xico Lighting. An entrepreneur at heart, Dr. Yeo has been involved in the launch and growth of several start-ups and technology ventures in both the United States and Europe. Dr. Yeo has led Fusion Optix since he started the company in 2003 from his college room in Cambridge, England. Dr. Yeo is an inventor on more than 50 issued patents. Earlier in his career he performed in various senior roles in venture capital, strategy consulting and operations in the displays, aerospace and optical networking industries. Dr. Yeo holds a Ph.D. in Physics and a 1st Class Honors Degree in Electronic Engineering and Physics from Loughborough University and an MBA from Cambridge University.
Scott Grzenda is a talented and seasoned executive with 20 years of Sales and Business Development within the SSL industry. Scott has a demonstrated track record of working in the LED optical components and automotive industry. He brings a wealth of expertise with particular strengths in areas such as new-product introductions, building alliances and partnerships, product positioning and customer/channel management. With extensive domestic and international experience, Mr. Grzenda has a strong understanding of various markets throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Prior to joining Fusion Optix and XICO, Mr. Grzenda was the Director of Sales and Business Development at Fraen Corporation and held commercial roles with Handy & Harman, Electronics Materials Group. Mr. Grzenda holds a BS in Mathematics from Northeastern University.
Michael Demas is Vice President with primary responsibility for managing Fusion Optix’s operations. He leads a dedicated team of production, quality, purchasing and accounting, all focused on establishing lasting relationships with a growing customer base. Prior to moving into the role Mr. Demas held the role of Director of Operations where he was responsible for the manufacturing of lighting products and developing and implementing core processing technology improvements at Fusion Optix. He was also responsible for the order fulfillment, supply chain and inventory functions in the business. While in this role he led teams in developing new products and manufacturing processes both in-house and in coordination with partners. He also specified and procured two new extrusion lines which produce film, sheet and profiles. Prior to joining Fusion Optix Mr. Demas worked for Sperry Product Innovation in engineering and product development capacities. Mr. Demas holds a B.Sc. in Applied Physics, with a minor in Mathematics, from Providence College.
Bruce Barnett is a talented designer with 18 years of Product Design experience. Bruce takes a design-focused approach to develop innovative high-performance lighting solutions. Utilizing a collaborative workflow, Bruce leads the product design team to deliver innovative lighting technologies into the architectural space. His commitment to energy-efficiency, sustainability, environmentally friendly technologies, as well as human-centric design pushes XICO forward. Prior to joining XICO, Bruce was the Co-Founder/Design Director of AYRE Lighting Group, specializing in custom and bespoke high-end architectural lighting fixtures. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Tim Kelly’s focus at XICO is on developing the company’s technology platform and intellectual property portfolio. Prior to joining XICO Mr. Kelly held a variety of positions in the lighting, automotive, and glass industries. He has worked for leading international companies such as Ford Motor Company, Osram Sylvania and Matsushita Electric Works. Mr. Kelly graduated from MIT with a S.M., Management of Technology. Mr. Kelly also holds a M.L.S., Interdisciplinary Technology from Eastern Michigan University and a B.S.E., Materials Science & Engineering from University of Michigan. An innovator at heart, he is the named inventor on many XICO patents.