Sharp Labs Appoints New CEO

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Camas, Wash. - Dr. D. Laurence Meixner has been named president and CEO of

Sharp Laboratories of America

, (SLA).

Meixner is responsible for all of Sharp's U.S.-based R&D initiatives, and will lead efforts supporting four of Sharp's core disciplines:  consumer systems and technology; digital imaging systems; advanced video and display technology; and material and device applications.

Founded in 1995, SLA focus areas include mobile communications, Internet connectivity, enterprise print/copy systems, digital imaging, LCD video and display, electronic medical and wellness systems, solar energy, and novel materials and device technologies.

 Prior to joining Sharp Laboratories, Meixner was VP of Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, formerly the Rockwell Science Center.  In that capacity, he headed a multi-disciplinary R&D organization in the areas of information sciences, optics and materials.

Previously, he was director of R&D for YTC America, the U.S.-based R&D organization for Yazaki Corporation of Japan. At YTC America, he was responsible for overall strategy and project development with Yazaki business units and R&D labs in Japan.

 Meixner holds a doctorate from Stanford University in physical chemistry with a minor in electrical engineering.  He completed his Bachelor of Science at Caltech, and also holds a certificate in general management from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.


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