Jim Coward is co-founder and President of SA Photonics and leads all business operations. Mr. Coward also directly manages technology development programs in the following areas: free space optical communications, fiber amplifier systems, and compact high update rate fiber optic gyroscopes. These programs have resulted in more than $10 million in SBIR Phase III transition funding and commercial contracts. Mr. Coward has been involved in the design and development of complex optical systems for 30 years. His product development efforts have led to mission critical sensor hardware flying on over 20 satellites, high bandwidth transport equipment in the fiber optic backbones of US national telecom carriers, and key electro-optic wafer inspection equipment in every major semiconductor fabrication plant in the world. In total, he has been responsible for system sales in excess of $1 billion. Jim Coward earned his degree in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley.
Chief Executive Officer