Burlington, MA – May 15, 2007 –RedShift Systems, Inc., the leader in optical thermal imaging, today announced it has named Jennifer Richardson as Vice President, Engineering. Jen has a proven track record of designing and delivering breakthrough electro-optical-based products -- with extensive experience with thermal imaging systems for military, industrial and commercial applications. Jen will lead the world-class engineering team through the launch of RedShift’s OpTIC™ line of optical thermal imaging camera modules to current OEM customers in the thermography, first responder, video security and surveillance, and automotive active safety markets.
Prior to joining RedShift Systems, Jen launched a series of state-of-the-art infrared imaging products including the world’s first handheld thermography camera, the ThermaCAM, at Inframetrics, now FLIR (NASDAQ: FLIR) and the Viper handheld firefighter camera at Lockheed Martin, now BAE (LSE: BAESY). In addition, Jen managed the high volume infrared subassembly program for Thermal Weapon Sight II (TWS II) at DiOP, now Axsys, (NASDAQ: AXYS) and the development of innovative multi-sensor systems for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) at Optical Alchemy.
“Jen is unique in the IR industry because of her proven track record of launching successful ‘first-ever’ products and now she’s going to do it again with RedShift,” states Matthias Wagner, CEO of RedShift Systems. “Jen provides us with electro-optical systems design expertise coupled with extensive awareness of the demands of the OEM market. Due to our obsession with taking infrared to the mass market, we are launching a series of break-through products that will outfit every firefighter, every building inspector, every technician and every driver with high quality and affordable thermal cameras. Jen is the leader we need to drive this exciting transformation in the industry.”
“Jennifer’s experience in start-ups as well as Fortune 100 companies will be critical as we grow to meet the needs of our large and small OEM customers by providing solutions that are specifically designed for high volume manufacturing processes,” added Wagner.
“RedShift’s new solid-state, optical thermal imaging solutions, based on the Thermal Light ValveTM technology, are creating new users that couldn’t take advantage of thermal imaging previously,” said Jennifer Richardson, Vice President, Engineering, RedShift Systems. “I’ve broken through barriers in this market before and I’m excited by this unique opportunity to help RedShift fulfill its vision, ‘Infrared for Everyone’” added Richardson. ”I can’t imagine anything better than seeing this RedShift technology become a household word.”
Ms. Richardson received a BS in Chemical Engineering from Lafayette College in Easton, PA.