Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Peter Egerton, VP/GM

Peter Egerton, VP/GM

As the VP/GM, Peter is responsible for the strategy and execution of global sales, marketing, product management, and business development functions at Alluxa. Peter has been a full-time employee at Alluxa since 2009 and was a member of the Technical Advisory Board of Alluxa from 2007 to 2009.

Peter has spent the last 20 years in the optics industry in wide-ranging executive and engineering roles. He has led successful sales, business development, and engineering efforts at companies including Bookham Technology, View Dynamic Glass, Hewlett-Packard, and Alluxa. Peter has experience developing businesses, products, and solutions for customers in diverse applications and markets including Lidar, life sciences, semiconductor, display, defense, architectural glass, optical instrumentation, and telecom.

He is a named inventor on 10 patents in optics and related fields and has a Physics degree from the University of California at Berkeley. When he’s not at work, Peter enjoys winemaking, cooking, and racing mountain bikes.

Bill Kastanis

Bill Kastanis

With over 35 years of experience, Bill is a highly-respected veteran in optics and photonics and has become an expert in operations, vacuum deposition, and factory automation. Prior to his appointment at Alluxa, he was the general manager at II-VI Advanced Coating Center (Santa Rosa, California) and previously held roles as Vice President of Engineering at Cierra Photonics, Co-owner of SputterTek, LLC, and various management roles at OCLI.

Bill has three US patents in optical coatings and earned a mechanical engineering degree at the University of California, Davis. Bill enjoys camping with his family, playing golf, and restoring vintage cars.

Amber Czajkowski
Director of Product Management

Amber Czajkowski, Product Line Manager

Patrick Carney
Director of Innovation

Patrick Carney, Director of Innovation

Kevin Nolen
Director of Engineering

Kevin Nolen, Director of Engineering

Patrick Brown
Product Line Manager

Patrick Brown, Product Line Manager

Jacob Jaramillo
Director of Sales Operations

Matt Llanes
Sr. Product Line Engineer

Matt Llanes, Sr. Product Line Engineer

Rance Fortenberry, Ph.D., Director of Technology

Rance Fortenberry, Ph.D, Director of Technology