Dr. Terence Yeo has led Fusion Optix since he started the company in 2003 from his college room in Cambridge, England. Prior to Fusion Optix he trained as a venture capitalist with Amadeus Capital Partners, a leading European technology investment firm, based in London and Cambridge. Dr. Yeo’s early career was spent in various operational, commercial and technical roles in the displays, aerospace and optical networking industries working for Nortel Networks, EADS Astrium, and Nashua Corporation. Dr. Yeo has also performed as a Strategy Consultant at Sagentia and Cartezia and has supported leading VC firms including Amadeus Capital, Quester, Milcom, in due diligence and portfolio activities. Dr. Yeo is an inventor on more than 50 patents, and holds a Ph.D. in Physics and a 1st Class Honors Degree in Electronic Engineering and Physics from Loughborough University and an MBA from Cambridge University. He received scholarships from Nortel Networks and the UK’s Science and Engineering Research Council. An entrepreneur at heart, Dr. Yeo has been involved in the launch and growth of several start-ups and technology ventures in both the United States and Europe.
The Fusion Optix leadership team brings more than 30 years of combined expertise and knowledge to LED and optics. We pride ourselves on delivering world-class lighting solutions.
Dr. Terence Yeo
CEO & Founder
Vice President, Operations
Michael Demas is responsible for managing Fusion Optix’s business development and sales initiatives. He leads a team of sales, customer support and application engineers (The Solutions Group) focused on establishing lasting relationships with a growing customer base. Prior to moving into the role of Director of Sales Mr. Demas held the role of Director of Operations where he was responsible for the manufacturing of lighting products and developing and implementing core processing technology improvements at Fusion Optix. He was also responsible for the order fulfillment, supply chain and inventory functions in the business. While in this role he led teams in developing new products and manufacturing processes both in-house and in coordination with partners. He also specified and procured two new extrusion lines which produce film, sheet and profiles. Prior to joining Fusion Optix Mr. Demas worked for Sperry Product Innovation in engineering and product development capacities. Mr. Demas holds a B.Sc. in Applied Physics, with a minor in Mathematics, from Providence College.
Director of Finance & Sales
With over 20 years of experience in Finance and Business Operations, Michael brings expertise in all back office functions. Michael has grown Finance & Operations departments from the ground up, demonstrating a keen aptitude for improving efficiencies and cost effectiveness. Most recently, Michael led finance and operations at eZuce, an open source based Unified Communications Company & LoadSpring Solutions, a leading Project Management Cloud Solution provider. At both eZuce and LoadSpring, Michael was instrumental in implementing and managing the growth of these businesses from start-up through growth stages. Prior to eZuce and LoadSpring Michael held key positions at The Tighe Companies, Duval & Associates and Sovereign Bank while managing Accounting, HR, Customer Service and IT functional areas. As part of the executive team Michael brings a critical set of operational experience and know how to Fusion Optix. A Business Management graduate of The University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Michael has built his career through managing Finance and Operations in Banking, Legal, Logistics and High Tech. Michael made the jump into Manufacturing and has hit the ground running, enjoying the fast paced and ever changing environment. Michael is a Massachusetts Notary Public and enjoys family time, community involvement, golf and coaching his three young children.
Director of Technology & Chief IP Officer
Tim Kelly is one of the first employees at Fusion Optix and has held a number of roles within the company; a testament to his broad skillset, experience and flexibility. His current focus is on developing the company’s technology platform and intellectual property portfolio. Prior to joining Fusion Optix Mr. Kelly held a variety of positions in the lighting, automotive, and glass industries. He has worked for leading international companies such as Ford Motor Company, Osram Sylvania and Matsushita Electric Works. Mr. Kelly graduated from MIT with a S.M., Management of Technology. Mr. Kelly also holds a M.L.S., Interdisciplinary Technology from Eastern Michigan University and a B.S.E., Materials Science & Engineering from University of Michigan. He is the named inventor on dozens of Fusion Optix patents.