Executive Team

Management

Evan Lundstedt serves as the Director of High Energy Laser Business and the Dayton, OH Site Manager for II-VI Optical Systems.   Lundstedt received his Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science from National University in 1998 and his MBA in Aerospace and Defense from the University of Tennessee in 2008. He is the co-author of two technical papers, Surface Figuring of Silicone Carbide Using Plasma Assisted Chemical Etching for SPIE in 1997 and The Production of 225 x 325 mm Sapphire Windows for IR (1-5 µm) Applications for SPIE in 2003.

Lundstedt began his career with II-VI Optical Systems in 2001 when the company was Exotic Electro-Optics, in 2003 he developed and managed the Program Management group and went on to become the Director of Program Management and Business Development from 2006 – 2013.  Lundstedt was an integral part of transitioning VLOC into Military and Materials Group when II-VI Optical Systems acquired responsibility for the subsidiary in 2013 from another II-VI business unit. From there, he was promoted to the position of Director of Programs and Site Manager for Tustin until 2018 when the company acquired Optonicus in Dayton, OH.

Mikhail A. Vorontsov is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Optonicus. He received his Ph.D. in physics in 1977 and Doctor of Science in physics and mathematics in 1989, both from Moscow State University. Currently he is a Professor & Wright Brothers Endowed Chair in Ladar and Free Space Optical Communications Institute (LOCI) at University of Dayton and a research professor at University of Maryland College Park. From 1997 to 2009 Vorontsov was a senior physicist and Director of the Intelligent Optics Laboratory in the Computational and Information Sciences Directorate of the Army Research Laboratory. He has published over 250 papers and four books on the subjects of adaptive optics, beam control, nonlinear spatio-temporal dynamics and image processing.

Vorontsov is ARL, SPIE and OSA Fellow and a recipient of several awards including: University of Maryland “Outstanding Systems Engineering Faculty” award (2008); U.S. Army Research and Development Achievement Award: “Target-in-the-Loop Beam Control and Active Imaging”; ARL Achievement Award for Best Publication (2006) and ARL Achievement Award for Science for development of a new generation of adaptive laser communication and imaging systems (2000).

Tom Tumolillo, Jr. is the Chief Operating Officer of Optonicus. He is an experienced optical industry leader with a 20 year track record of successfully taking innovative optical products from R&D to the market place in entrepreneurial and high growth public and private optical communications component and systems companies. Dr. Tumolillo has held increasingly more responsible positions throughout his career in Engineering, Product Line Management, and Business Development at Akzo Nobel Photonics, JDS Uniphase, Zia Laser, EOS Technologies, AgilOptics, EMCORE Fiber Optics and Luxtera. Prior to joining Optonicus he was Vice President, Government Relations at Physical Optics Corporation managing a team of Directors marketing a diverse technology portfolio developed under government sponsored small business contracts to the Department of Defense and civilian research agencies.

Dr. Tumolillo received his B.S. in Physics in 1987 with a concentration in Optics from Humboldt State University, M.S. in 1989, and Ph.D. in 1991 degrees both in Physics with a specialization in Optics & Optoelectronics from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He completed at two year National Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the US Army Missile Command Weapons Sciences Directorate in Huntsville, Alabama in 1993, and his received his MBA in General Management from the Rotterdam School of Management, Rotterdam, The Netherlands in 2000.