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Michael Mohammadi to become President and CEO of QED Technologies International, LLC

Date Announced: 08 Apr 2024

ROCHESTER, NY, April 8, 2024 - QED Technologies International, LLC today announced that after several months of an extensive executive search, Michael Mohammadi has been selected to succeed Andrew Kulawiec as the company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer.  After 16 years working at the company, Andrew Kulawiec has announced his retirement effective April 17, 2024. Kulawiec will remain influential at QED as a member of the board of directors. Mohammadi will become President and CEO effective April 18, 2024.  

“I’m excited to welcome Michael as QED Technologies’ new President and CEO.” Kulawiec said “Michael’s extensive insight and experience in the optics industry makes him the perfect candidate to lead the company through its next stage of growth.”  

Mohammadi most recently served as Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development at Thorlabs where he led the launch and development of the company’s OEM Division. Previously, Michael held sales and business development positions at Andor Technology and Olympus America.  Michael has a PhD in Medical Physiology/Neuroscience from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, a BS in Psychology from Wayne State University, and is an MBA Candidate at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business 

“I am honored to be joining QED Technologies as its next President and CEO,” said Mohammadi. “QED has an outstanding reputation in the optics industry and is in a league of its own in precision polishing and measurement technology. I look forward to working with the team to explore innovation and growth opportunities, while continuing to strengthen and expand our MRF business.” 

About QED Technologies International, LLC. 

QED Technologies International is the pioneer and exclusive provider of MRF® (Magnetorheological Finishing) and SSI (Subaperture Stitching Interferometry) systems for the precision optics industry. MRF® polishing and SSI metrology technologies provide precision optics manufacturers with flexible and deterministic processes. With MRF® and SSI, manufacturers can enhance surface quality and create complex shapes, such as aspheres and free-form optics, to meet a wide range of specifications, applications, and sizes. 


QED Technologies International, LLC.
1040 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
Tel: (585) 256-6540

E-mail: drodemerk@qedmrf.com

Web Site: www.qedmrf.com

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