About Us

office CW Optics is a technology company specializing in both hardware and software development of optical devices/systems. We are experienced in system design and development, simulation/modeling, and data management. Our staff are highly educated, motivated, experienced, and multi-disciplined. We are dedicated to provide our customers with the best service in a most efficient manner.

Nee-Yin Chou, PhD, President/CEO

Nee-Yin Chou

Dr. Chou has more than 25 years of scientific management experience in the field of laser spectroscopy and optics. She holds a M.S. in Organic Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry and is a member of the SPIE and the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care, a Fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and an alumna of Springboard Enterprises, a highly selective and unparalleled premier venture-catalyst platform that helps build great women-led businesses. Dr. Chou is passionate about sharing the joy of learning science, engineering and math with others, especially young people, and her volunteer work reflects her values. Her local involvement includes being a member of the York County School District Education Committee, the Advisory Board of the Physics, Computer Science, and Engineering Department at CNU, and the Executive Committee of the Sensors Technology Cluster in Hampton Roads. The Virginia Lawyers Media has recently selected Dr. Chou as one of the 2012 "Influential Women of Virginia."

Leonard Winchester, PhD, Vice President/CSO

Len Winchester

Dr. Winchester has a Ph.D. in Physics. He has conducted research at the University of Hull, England and the University of Regensburg, Germany. Dr. Winchester has been involved in R&D of optical systems and simulation for more than 30 years. His experience includes the development of optical prototypes for human physiological monitoring, LIDAR systems for the detection of molecular species, a complete end-to-end simulation of the first spaceborne lidar system, and eye-safety analyses. Dr. Winchester is an internationally known expert in multiple scattering analyses. His computer models have been incorporated into the Army Electro-Optical System Atmospheric Effects Library, the Army Night Vision Laboratory Static Performance Model, and the Air Force Geophysics Laboratory models including LOWTRAN, MODTRAN, and HITRAN. He has authored more than 90 technical publications. Dr. Winchester is a frequent ad-hoc reviewer on NIH study groups, an Associate Professor at the Biomedical Engineering Department of Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Senior Member of IEEE.

Rebecca Braun, MBA

Becca Braun

Ms. Braun has a wealth of knowledge and experience from a variety of entrepreneurial companies. She was co-founder and initial CEO of SupplierInsight, a company that offers supplier management services and software to corporations and government agencies and that was ultimately acquired by Ariba (Nasdaq: ARBA). Ms. Braun was formerly a Vice President at Kirtland Capital Partners (KCP), a $300 million private equity firm located in Willoughby Hills, Ohio. Prior to KCP, Ms. Braun was a principal at The Parthenon Group, a strategic advisory and principle investing firm in Boston, Massachusetts, and an associate at LEK, an M&A advisory firm. Ms. Braun graduated from Harvard Business School in 1997 and has a Linguistics degree Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University. She is a co-founder of Boston-based Harbus Foundation, and, in Cleveland, she co-founded the Founders Cafe and ClevelandClicks. She serves on the boards of Red Cross Blood Services and Cleveland Skating Club, and is an alumna trustee of Springboard Enterprises. For her work with entrepreneurship, she has been awarded the Heroes Award from the ERC Group in Cleveland as well as the "40 Under 40" honor from Crain's Cleveland Business magazine.

Keith D. Ignotz, MBA

Keith Ignotz

Mr. Ignotz is a senior corporate executive with over 30 years of experience in global healthcare market and 20 of those in diabetes. He was recently President & CEO of DiaKine Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company developing drugs for diabetes and is currently the President of InnoVision Therapeutics, LLC a drug licensing and development company. He joined DiaKine from SpectRx, Inc., a diabetes management company which he co-founded in 1993 where he served as President and Chief Operating Officer. While in that position, he raised over $60 million in venture capital and public company funding, negotiated a $26.5 million strategic partnering collaboration and brought the Company through an IPO. Previously, he was President of Humphrey Instruments SmithKline Beckman (Japan) and Humphrey Instruments (Germany), and Senior Vice President of Allergan Humphrey. He has a B.A. from San Jose State University and an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University. Mr. Ignotz currently serves as a Trustee of Salus University , Pennsylvania College of Optometry and several private and public company boards.

Brent W. Lambert, MD, FACS

Brent Lambert

Dr. Lambert is a board-certified ophthalmologist, is a graduate of Harvard College, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Harvard Medical School, and Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary residency program. Prior to the founding of Ambulatory Surgical Centers of America, Dr. Lambert was the developer and owner of three ambulatory surgical centers, including the first eye ASC in New England. Currently Dr. Lambert is responsible for business development at ASCOA.

Joseph P. McMenamin, MD, JD

Joseph McMenamin

Dr. McMenamin is a member of the McGuire Woods' Life Sciences Industry Team. He focuses on products liability, risk management, claims avoidance, and health law. Dr. McMenamin earned his MD and JD from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Fellow of the College of Legal Medicine, an Associate Professor of Legal Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University, and a Senior Fellow of the Jefferson School of Population Health. Dr. McMenamin is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and named one of the "Best Lawyers in America" in 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc.

Warren Brennan, MHA

Warren Brennan

Mr. Brennan is the CEO of Strategic Medical Alliances, Inc., a national healthcare informatics provider serving hospitals, health plan providers, medical device companies, and investment banking organizations. He is the founder and executive leader of New Health Analytics, a provider of analytic services (Clinical Integration) for multi-hospital networks and physician organizations seeking to improve health care quality and efficiency. He has more than 30 years experience in academic medicine, physician practice management, and the development of healthcare informatics companies. Mr. Brennan holds a B.S. from the Univ. of Pittsburgh and a M.H.A. from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Community Investment

At CW Optics, we make it our business to not only be generous with our ideas and expertise, but to empower the people and communities around us. We believe there's more to running a technology company than developing hardware and software. At the heart of our programs is a strong belief that service to others makes the world a better place. In the same spirit of empowerment and commitment to community, CW Optics reaches out to the future talent of our industry by encouraging grade school students to pursue careers in science and technology through award donations to the annual York County School Division Science Fair.


CW Optics is always looking for bright, dedicated professionals to join our company. We are looking for highly motivated and multi-disciplined employees to help develop medical devices, especially in areas of optical imaging and physiological monitoring.

Don't hesitate - send us your resume today!

Send resumes to careers@cwoptics.com