Management Team

David Ramahi, President and CEO
Mr. Ramahi has been an investor and member of the Optomec Board of Directors since 1998; he joined full time in January of 2002. Under Mr. Ramahi’s leadership, the company has set and executed a focused business strategy that has led to profitability and high revenue growth. Prior to Optomec, Mr. Ramahi was based in Belgium as the Director of European Sales for Rosetta Technologies, and following a successful acquisition acted as Director of European Major Accounts for Engineering Animation. Mr. Ramahi received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.).

Michael Barry, Vice President of Corporate Development
Mr. Barry has 30 years experience in senior executive positions at a number of rapid growth high-tech companies, including his role as founder and CEO of a successful software start-up, Rosetta Technologies. Mr. Barry oversaw Rosetta’s acquisition by the publicly traded Engineering Animation, Inc. (EAI), where he stayed on to serve as GM and Executive Vice President. Prior experience includes senior roles at Computervision and their Metheus spin-off.

Dr. Michael Renn, CTO and Director of Advanced Applications Lab
Dr. Renn joined Optomec in 1999 and was the Principal Investigator on the DARPA MICE (Mesocopic Integrated Conformal Electronics) project that launched the Aerosol Jet technology. In addition to his management duties, Dr. Renn continues to spearhead technology and application breakthroughs as the company’s Chief Technology Officer. He holds a B.A. degree from Lawrence University in physics and mathematics and a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in physics. Dr. Renn was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Colorado’s JILA institute and a faculty member at Michigan Technological University. Dr. Renn jointly holds more than 20 issued patents related to Aerosol Jet. He has published more than 25 journal articles.

Steve Pagett, General Manager, SC
Mr. Pagett leads the Huffman brand of Optomec based in Clover SC.  Steve has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona and has been designing and building Huffman machinery for over 20 years.  He is a recognized leader in additive manufacturing and precision grinding as well as operations and quality management.

Michael Kardos, Vice President of Sales
Mr. Kardos joined Optomec in 2003 to lead the commercialization efforts for Aerosol Jet systems. Under his leadership, the delivery of Aerosol Jet systems to the electronics and life sciences industries has become a global business. Prior to Optomec, Mr. Kardos was Vice President of Asia-Pacific and Latin America for Verisign, a leading provider of infrastructure services for Internet and telecommunications networks. Mr. Kardos graduated with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from M.I.T., and holds an M.S. in Product Design from Stanford University.

Jamie Hanson, VP Business Development
Mr. Hanson, for the past 10 years, has served as the Director of Corporate Development and COO at Methods Machine Tools, one of the largest US distributors of machine tools, where he also initiated their activities in 3D Printing. Prior to that, Jamie was at Applied Materials for 15 years, where he was Director of Eastern Regional Account Operations. Mr. Hanson is a graduate from the US Military Academy at West Point and was an Airborne Ranger.

Mike Dean, Director of Marketing
Mr. Dean joined Optomec in 2018 bringing 25 years of experience in high volume equipment manufacturing for industrial automation. Before joining Optomec, he held roles in engineering, marketing and R&D management at Emerson Electric, Banner Engineering and Catron Inc, where he was a founder. He is a licensed professional engineer with an MBA from Trinity College, Dublin.