Edward White


TAP Facility at SUNY Polytechnic Institute


Ed White is AIM Photonics AVP for Test, Assembly, and Packaging (TAP) Facility. Ed was also recently named Chairman of the National Photonics Initiative (NPI). His main responsibility is for AIM Photonics Test, Assembly and Packaging business located in Rochester, NY. In addition to these duties, he is focused on identifying companies who will participate and benefit from improvements in Photonic Integrated Chip manufacturing, generally educating the community about the merits of Photonic Integrated devices, increasing membership in AIM Photonics, and securing AIM Photonics sustainability post government funding. Ed is a native of New York State, and began his career at Kodak after earning a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Rochester. He later went on to earn an Executive MBA also from the University of Rochester. At Kodak, Ed held several executive positions with global responsibility including General Manager Optical Products & Vice President Commercial Imaging Group, Director WW Equipment Manufacturing & Vice President Global Manufacturing and Logistics, Director Ink Jet Manufacturing & Vice President Consumer Digital Group. After leaving Kodak in 2009, Ed led JML Optical Company as President and CEO in an interim capacity and in 2010 he founded Edward White Consulting, LLC.