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Ben Mall to Lead SA Photonics Vision Products Group’s Business Development Efforts

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SAN CARLOS, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- SA Photonics announced today that Ben Mall, former Director of Federal Business Development at Sensics Inc., will join SA Photonics as Business Development Manager, Vision Products, effective immediately. Ben will lead SA Photonics’ efforts to transition its innovative vision products, including wide field of view augmented reality displays and the world’s highest resolution direct view display, to customers in both military and commercial markets.

“Ben has demonstrated an extraordinary blend of leadership, technical, and growth/profit management experience at highly competitive defense and commercial companies. His valuable customer relationships will enable SA Photonics to continue its rapid growth and innovation,” said Dr. Michael P. Browne, General Manager of Vision Products for SA Photonics.

Ben has over 30 years in business development for companies including CAI Recon Optical Inc., Kaiser Electro Optics (KEO), Rockwell Collins Optronics (RCO), Creative Display Systems (CDS), Intevac Vision Systems (IVS) and Sensics, where he was responsible for maintaining and developing new customer business for commercial, medical, and military hardware systems. Ben’s focus has been on identifying and developing enabling solutions via targeted assessments of customer requirements and acquiring new customers for the development of novel near-eye displays, helmet mounted displays and emulated military equipment for the training and simulation marketplace. Ben holds a MSEE degree from the University of Illinois.

About SA Photonics

SA Photonics is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative photonics solutions for military and commercial applications, with particular expertise in optical communications, vision systems (included head mounted augmented reality displays), ruggedized photonics hardware, opto-mechanical design, and complex analog and digital engineering for space, marine, avionic and ground applications. SA Photonics is a recipient of the Small Business Administration’s Tibbett’s Award for outstanding success within the SBIR program, and has been named by the Deloitte Fast 500 and Inc. 5000 awards programs as one of the fastest-growing private companies in North America for the past three years in a row. To learn more please visit

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