JULY 25--RedShift Systems (Waltham, MA, USA; www.redshiftsystems.com), a manufacturer of optical thermal imaging products, has named Charles (Chip) Marshall as COO. Marshall is an expert in commercializing technologies, including infrared imaging products, and launching them into volume production.
RedShift Systems' Thermal Light Valve (TLV) technology enables thermal imaging cameras to be built with CMOS imaging sensors and electronics at what the company says are lower costs than previously attainable. Targeted markets include security, firefighting, first responder, automotive, industrial thermography, and other markets where the high cost of imagers has prevented broad market penetration.
"Chip provides us with operational expertise that supports our aggressive growth and market expansion plans for driving optical thermal imaging toward universal deployment,'' said Matthias Wagner, CEO at RedShift Systems.
Previously, Marshall served as COO at Aura Communications, a fabless semiconductor company developing wireless system-on-chip ASICs. He has also served as director of uncooled infrared products at Lockheed Martin Imaging Systems, now a division of BAE Systems. He received a B.A. in physics from Amherst College, a M.S. in electrical engineering from Rice University, and an MBA from Northeastern University's High Technology MBA Program.