Angelique X. Irvin
Angelique has over 30 years of business and technical management of high tech operations starting in research and development at Bell Laboratories and progressing to volume manufacturing throughout her career. She manages Clear Align, a premier worldwide supplier of advanced electro-optic assemblies and components serving aerospace and defense, scientific research, life & health sciences, and commercial markets.
Clear Align delivers component to payload solutions in the visible, SWIR, MWIR, and LWIR portions of the spectrum. The company’s laser expertise includes optical integration for communications, remote sensing and targeting. As a founder of the company she was responsible for 5 acquisitions that fueled the companies’ double digit growth. Under her leadership, Clear Align has been awarded patents and earned a multitude of growth and technology awards including the Inc. 500™, the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™, and the SBA Minority Entrepreneur of the Year.
Prior to Clear Align, she led Coviant, a world-class electro-optics manufacturing supplier. Angelique was responsible for a new product launch at AT&T Bell Laboratories where she led a team that developed LiNbO3 optical modulation technology that developed into a $500 million electro-optic manufacturing operation over a 5 year period.
Angelique graduated with honors from Alfred University, with a Bachelor's degree in Ceramic Engineering and earned an MBA from the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania.