Avantes Inc is pleased to receive our CEO and Founder, Benno Oderkerk during the later part of May. Mr. Oderkerk started the company with a passion for innovative spectroscopy and medical technology. During the past 25 years, he has been able to see our company flourish throughout the world, including our North American operations. His vision for spectroscopy expands to many fields ranging from smart agriculture to clean technologies for semiconductor and health monitoring in the medical field. Benno will visit customers in various parts of the country as well as visit our North American headquarters in Louisville, Colorado.
During May, Avantes Inc has started our 2018 summer internship program which is partially funded by the State of Colorado Innovative Industries Internship Program. We are very excited to have Valerie Lesser from the University of Colorado Department of Aerospace Engineering join our team as a summer intern. Valerie will be working on a variety of software and hardware related projects this summer in our Louisville facility. We greatly appreciate the support of the State of Colorado for this important program.