Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Commissioner Slane of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission to present unique manufacturing opportunity

OIDA Opportunities and Trends in
Optoelectronic Manufacturing

Monday, 5 March 2012 - Los Angeles, California (collocated with OFCNFOEC2012)

Special Guest, Commissioner Dan Slane, to Announce a New Photonics Manufacturing Initiative at OIDA's Workshop

Commissioner Slane of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission will present a new initiative designed to create jobs in North America and promote photonics manufacturing and research.

The City of Huber Heights, Ohio and the County of Montgomery (Dayton) in cooperation with Wright-Patterson AFB/AFRL, the University of Dayton, Kent State University, the University of Toledo, the University of Cincinnati, and the Ohio State University, are seeking to create a cluster of photonic companies near Wright-Patterson AFB, the center for Air force R&D and medical research.

The city and county will fund this cluster and allocate 70 acres of land for the creation of a state-of-the-art research and development facility and photonics assembly/packaging plant.

To induce companies to open an office/lab/plant at the park, these facilities will provide free R&D and assist in the development and production of prototypes. Additionally, they will work with federal agencies to designate this facility as a “trusted assembly/packaging plant."

This is a great potential opportunity for the photonics industry, and your input is vital to help define the industry needs so that the investment can achieve its desired results.

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About Commissioner Slane

Commissioner Daniel M. Slane is with the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, a congressionally appointed group that advises congress on U.S.-China policy including national security and trade issues. Commissioner Slane served as a case officer with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and worked in the White House as a Staff Assistant to President Ford. A former Chair of the The Ohio State University Board of Trustees, Slane has extensive international business experience as the former owner and operator of three factories in China. He has appeared on C-SPAN, ABC, CNN and China Central Television and has been quoted in major newspapers throughout the U.S. and Asia. In 2011, Commissioner Slane was appointed Special Counsel to the Ohio Attorney General. Slane holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ohio State, a master’s degree in international law from The University of Amsterdam, and a Juris Doctor degree from Ohio State.

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