Our Leadership Team
The only way we realize the company’s vision and embody the company’s mission is to work together cooperatively with our global teams, giving rather than taking credit and taking calculated risks in order to get results.
Steve Abely joined LumaSense Technologies in July of 2012 as our CFO and became our new CEO in February 2013. He has over 25 years of experience leading technology and manufacturing companies. While President and CFO of StorMedia, Steve oversaw the company through its IPO and tripled the company’s annual revenue. Over his seven-year tenure as CFO of Bookham (now Oclaro), a leading supplier of optical components and subsystems, Steve led the company through several major acquisitions. Steve holds a BA in Business Administration from Northeastern University.
Vice President, Strategy and Product Management
Bill brings over 30 years’ experience in senior Sales, Marketing and General Management positions for several technology based instrumentation & sensor companies. Most recently with RAE Systems (Honeywell), he managed the Radiation Business Unit and was responsible for business unit strategy, business development, product development and operational execution. Prior to RAE, Bill was Business Unit Director with Raytek, a division of Fluke (Danaher) leading sales, marketing and product development teams to triple annual revenue over his 11 year tenure. During his 3 years as General Manager for Watlow’s multi-zone controls business, Bill grew the business 130% resulting in record business unit profitability. He also has held senior management positions at Luxtron and TSI. Bill earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from San Jose State University.
Seth comes to LumaSense with over 20 years of extensive global experience, working in the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe as a CFO, COO and Group Controller with fortune 500 companies, within the Aerospace, Manufacturing and Hi-Tech industries. During his career Seth, has lived and was based in Japan, Europe and South America for several years while managing the overseas operations of several companies. For the past 13 years, Seth has been working for a $50B New York Private Equity firm as Chief Restructuring Officer overseeing the acquisitions, operations, corporate restructuring group as well as building and managing the respective finance management teams. He started his career in public accounting while earning a BS in Accounting from Wayne State University and MBA from UCLA.
Vice President, Sales
Vats has an excellent blend of industry, sales & management and P&L experience. Vats brings over 16 years of experience with a number of well run and established companies including ABB, General Electric, IBM and Serveron. At his latest company, Serveron, Vats initially established their sales team and P&L in Asia and most recently managing Global Sales and Market development. He was a key contributor in growing their Revenue to new benchmark year on year. He has a bachelor’s degree with Honors in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.
Vice President, Human Resources
Pat has over 20 years’ experience in the People Management field and brings a broad human resources background to LumaSense. She held prior roles at Endwave, Applied Materials and Read-Rite supporting manufacturing companies globally. Most recently Pat was Sr. HR Director at MarkLogic partnering with business leaders world-wide supporting business objectives and improving organizational effectiveness. She has a BS in Human Resources Management from California Polytechnic State University.
Vice President, Global Operations
Diane has worked in manufacturing her entire career. Diane spent the first 20 years of her career in the disk drive industry – manufacturing thin film media for Nashua Corporation and StorMedia and then leading the wafer fab team at Read-Rite Corporation. Her experience in wafer fabs led Diane to England where she was VP operations for Bookham Technology. After returning to the US, Diane worked at Varian Medical, Xyratex International, Immersion Corporation and most recently CAE Healthcare, where Diane held the position of Sr. Director US operations and Site Manager. Diane’s strengths are focused on building strong teams and implementing robust business solutions. Diane holds a degree in Chemical Engineering, Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.
Vice President, Engineering and Development
Jose has over 20 years’ experience as a senior engineering leader. He has a strong working knowledge in many engineering disciplines including hardware, software firmware and mechanical. Jose has been very successful in motivating teams to achieve company goals. His global experience includes Fluke/Raytek. Most recently Jose held the position of Director of R&D and Engineering for QualiTau Inc. a reliability, parametric and test services company. Jose holds a Bachelors of Engineering from Santa Clara University.