News | January 29, 2013

Ocean Optics Brings In Throckmorton To Lead Global Engineering

Source: Ocean Optics, Inc.

Jeff Throckmorton, Ph.D. appointed of Vice President Engineering

Ocean Optics has appointed Jeff Throckmorton, Ph.D., Vice President of Engineering to lead the development of its line of end-user and OEM optical sensing products.

With offices in the US, Europe and Asia, Throckmorton will have responsibility for the company’s global engineering resources. His goal is to increase and enhance Ocean Optics current line of spectrometers, chemical sensors, analytical instrumentation, and accessories through both internal engineering and open innovation initiatives. He and his team will work closely with customers to solve measurement challenges not met by current products. Additionally, Throckmorton will be a member of the Ocean Optics’ board of directors, helping to shape company strategy.

Throckmorton comes to Ocean Optics from technology solutions provider Eltron Research & Development Company (Boulder, Colo.), where he served as Vice President of Technology. He has previously held multiple positions with subsidiaries of Danaher Corporation (Washington, D.C.) including Vice President GlobalInnovation for Hach-Lange, Vice President of Research & Development for Hach, and President of Hach Homeland SecurityTechnologies. Earlier in his career held positions with HF Scientific, Inc. and BTG Process ControlSensors, Inc.

Throckmorton earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, Va.). He also holds Masters in Chemical Engineering and Doctorate in Engineering degrees from University of SouthFlorida (Tampa, Fla.).

About Ocean Optics
Headquartered in Dunedin, Fla., Ocean Optics is a leading supplier of solutions for optical sensing – fundamental methods of measuring and interpreting the interaction of light with matter. With locations in Asia and Europe, the company has sold more than 200,000 spectrometers worldwide since 1992. Ocean Optics’ extensive line of complementary technologies includes chemical sensors, analytical instrumentation, optical fibers, metrology products and optics. The company is a subsidiary of Halma plc, an international market leader in safety, health and sensor technology. For more information, visit

Source: Ocean Optics, Inc.