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

ISBN: 978-1-118-01024-2
192 pages
December 2014, Wiley-IEEE Press
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Description

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
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Table of Contents

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

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Author Information

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
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