Management Team

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Jim Sirkis
President

Jim Sirkis joined CiDRA® Precision Services, LLC as President in the winter of 2007. He came to CiDRA® Precision Services, LLC from Illumina Corporation where he was Vice President of Product Development at the CyVera Division. Prior to Illumina, Jim was Vice President of Network and Instrumentation Products at CiDRA Corporation.

Jim began his career at the University of Maryland teaching in the Mechanical Engineering Department and conducting research in fiber optics, smart structures and stress analysis. Jim founded the Smart Materials and Structures Research Center, and was quickly promoted to Full Professor. Jim has over 15 patents.

An avid Gator, Jim received his Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D. Degrees in Engineering Science from the University of Florida.


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Kirk Schoell
Vice President Operations

Kirk Schoell was a founding member of CiDRA® Precision Services, LLC and has held many management positions within the company dating back to when it was a business unit of CiDRA Corporation. Prior to joining CiDRA, Kirk was the General Manager of J. F. Fredricks Tool Co, where he lead a manufacturing staff of 110 employees.

Kirk has proven leadership and planning skills in all areas of operations, and is a recognized expert in tight tolerance machining of hard materials.


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Marty Putnam
Vice President Engineering

Marty Putnam joined CiDRA® Precision Services, LLC as Vice President of Engineering in the winter of 2007. He came to CiDRA® Precision Services, LLC from Illumina Corporation where he was Director of Research and Development at the CyVera Division. Prior to Illumina, Marty was the Bragg Gratings Manager at CiDRA Corporation.

Marty's experience ranges from glass science, optical systems, fluidic devices and systems and biology, including six years as a scientist at the Naval Research Laboratory. With over 35 patents spanning sensors, telecommunications and life sciences, Marty is a recognized innovator with over a decade of commercialization experience.