Infortonics CEO Replaced

Duncan Moore has been let go as CEO of Infotonics Technology Center Inc. The Canandaigua Daily Message reports effective July 1, Eastman Kodak Co. executive David R. Smith – who is also the chairman of Infotonics’ board of directors – will succeed Moore as CEO. Moore’s ouster has nothing to do with his performance, said Steven Bolte, an Infotonics board member and Xerox Corp. executive. Rather, Bolte said, the decision stemmed from the fact that Moore was a “part-time CEO,” splitting his time between Infotonics responsibilities and his teaching job at the University of Rochester. Infotonics is a consortium of academic institutions, government and industry led by Xerox, Eastman Kodak Co. and Corning Inc. Through research in microsystems and photonics – a subset of optics that deals with light – Infotonics will churn out marketable inventions, creating thousands of new jobs throughout the Rochester region, say its promoters. Smith, who will retire from Kodak after 39 years to take over Infotonics, said Moore’s work at the University of Rochester made it difficult for him to carry the center into its next phase.


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