Dr. G. Michael Morris

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Morris is an internationally recognized expert in opto-electronic systems research. He has been active in optical engineering research and development for over twenty-seven years.

He co-founded Rochester Photonics Corporation (RPC) in 1989. The firm specialized in the design, prototyping, and manufacturing of diffractive and micro-optics components and subsystems, and was acquired by Corning Incorporated in 1999. From February 1999 to December 31, 2002, Corning Rochester Photonics Corporation functioned as a wholly owned subsidiary of Corning Incorporated.


Claude Tribastone

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Tribastone has been involved in the manufacturing of polymer based optical products for over 25 years, with an emphasis in the injection molding of optical components. He was a co-founder of Opkor, one of the most successful polymer injection molding operations in the U.S.

As President of Apollo Optical Systems since June of 2005, his main responsibility is to establish volume manufacturing capabilities in injection molding and assembly of polymer optical components. He is also responsible for the business development and customer interfaces.


Daniel E. McGarry

President, Business Development

Mr. McGarry has been involved in product development and the research of electro-optical systems and components for over twenty years.

McGarry was previously sales manager at Corning Rochester Photonics Corporation (CRPC) and Rochester Photonics Corporation (RPC) where he was since 1997. The corporation produces diffractive/refractive lens and lens arrays, micro-structured surfaces in Ni, polymer, Si, photoresist and SiO2. Manufacturing methods included reactive ion etching, single point diamond turning and laser pattern generation.


Brian Markovitz

Vice President of Manufacturing

Brian has over 20 years of experience in the manufacturing of polymer optics. His extensive experience in the various aspects of manufacturing include Quality Control, Mold processing, and MRP implementation. He is currently responsible for shipping, tooling, evaporative coatings , molding, facility maintenance and diamond turning area of Apollo along with hiring, training , work flow and scheduling for all of manufacturing.


Dr. Dale Buralli

Chief Scientist

Since January 2003, Dr. Dale Buralli has served as Chief Scientist at Apollo Optical Systems, Inc. At Apollo, he is responsible for the design and optical modeling of a wide variety of optical systems, e.g., virtual/augmented reality, ophthalmic, and other imaging and illumination systems. In addition, he provides support for optical tooling of lens molds and prototypes, including the development of custom software for both production and metrology. Dr. Buralli is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Optics at the University of Rochester’s Institute of Optics, teaching a required graduate course in geometrical optics.

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