Gordon Soekland


My technical background is primarily in optical manufacturing and process engineering.

Employment history:

·         22 years as a master optician with Optical Coating Laboratory Inc. (OCLI) now JDSU.

·         4 years with Spectra-Physics Lasers as Manufacturing Manager supporting their laser line in Mountain View.

·         3 years with Yuba College teaching Laser Optics/Photonics. Worked closely with the Dean to help implement curriculum and develop this new program as a special request from participating photonics companies.

·         7 years on staff with UC Davis working in the Department of Applied Science supporting the OSE (Optical Science & Engineering) program.

·         Process Engineering consultant for Spectra-Physics Lasers, Research Electro-Optics, and Coherent Lasers.

I am currently working in the Microwave Millimeter Wave Group assisting with the QOWSBK project, process engineering, and metrology.

Education:  1996-1998          Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA  B.S. Business Management

                     1976-1978          Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA  A.S. Optical Technology

Interests:  Spending time in tropical places and on the golf course.


Gordon Soekland

Development Engineer

W: 530-752-5747

Cell: 916-316-0271