West Henrietta, NY. — August 2, 2023 – Apollo Optical Systems (“Apollo”), a leader in the design and manufacture of precision polymer optical components and systems, is pleased to announce that Don Ehinger has been named Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Ehinger brings extensive experience in the optics industry, having held leadership roles at Navitar, Inc., Sydor Optics, and most recently Jenoptik Optical Systems. He has a strong commercial background with a proven track record of driving business growth while delivering solutions that exceed customer expectations.
“I am thrilled to join Apollo as its new CEO,” said Ehinger. “The company is well-known for its expertise in polymer optics and for tackling some of the toughest optical projects that are bringing new innovative technologies to market. I’m looking forward to working alongside this experienced team and leveraging our combined expertise to drive innovation, expand our capabilities, and deliver even more value to our customers.”
Ehinger will provide overall leadership to the business, shaping its strategic direction, driving commercial initiatives, and overseeing all aspects of operations. He succeeds founder Dr. G. Michael Morris as CEO. Morris, a renowned industry expert in diffractive and micro-optics technology, will continue to provide strategic oversight to the business as a board member.
“Don is an excellent addition to the Apollo team,” said Morris, who founded the Rochester-based business in 2002. “He understands the needs of our highly technical customers yet brings a commercial perspective. I’m confident we’ll continue to expand our solutions and serve even more customers under his leadership. I look forward to working with him from my role with the board.”
Ehinger will work out of Apollo’s West Henrietta, NY facility.