Leoma and the US Laser Industry: The Good and Bad Moves for Trade Associations in Emerging High-Tech Industries

Leoma and the US Laser Industry: The Good and Bad Moves for Trade Associations in Emerging High-Tech Industries

By: C. Breck Hitz (author)Paperback

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This book describes the approaches, both successful and not, to the political and infrastructure issues addressed by the trade association. The intent is to provide guidance to those confronting similar issues, and help them avoid unsuccessful approaches. * Includes end-of-chapter summaries * Example of documents and approaches that LEOMA used successfully are included and could serve as a guide to other trade associations. * Chapter 5 includes figures presenting the unique and effective graphical approach that LEOMA use to improve US national-security export controls

About Author

C. Breck Hitz received his bachelor's degree from Penn State University, USA and his master's degree from Massachusetts State University, USA. He is the owner and principal of Photonetics Associates, USA, a consulting firm he created in 1975 after leaving a position as an R&D engineer at GTE's Electro-Optics Organization. For two decades, he was executive director of LEOMA, the trade association for North American laser and photonics manufacturers. He has been an editor of all three trade publications established in the US photonics industry: Photonics Spectra, Lasers & Applications, and Laser Focus World


Preface vii 1 LEOMA and the U.S. Laser Industry 1 2 Professional Societies and the Photonics Community 29 3 International Laser Standards 53 4 Educational Issues 75 5 Export Controls 95 6 The Federal Government 117 7 Intra-Industry Affairs 131 Appendix 1: LEOMA Officers 157 Appendix 2: ISO Laser Standards 161 Appendix 3: LEOMA Executive Seminars 163 Appendix 4: The LEOMA ADR Agreement 167 Index 171

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781118010242
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 192
  • ID: 9781118010242
  • weight: 286
  • ISBN10: 1118010248

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