Video: Angelique X. Irvin on leadership and innovation in the defense industry
Angelique X. Irvin founded Clear Align, LLC (Eagleville, PA) and serves as its Chief Executive Officer and President.
Clear Align designs, prototypes, and manufactures custom imaging, sensing, and fiber-optic systems for defense and aerospace customers. Clear Align's imaging expertise spans the UV, visible, NIR, SWIR, MWIR, and LWIR portions of the spectrum, delivering both narrow- and wide wide-field-of-view systems. The company's fiber-optic and sensing expertise includes optical integration for communications, remote sensing and targeting, as well as for medical applications. Under Irvin's leadership, Clear Align has 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 award.
Prior to Clear Align, Angelique founded and built Coviant, a world-class electro-optics manufacturing company serving tier-one customers such as Intel, Unilever, Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin.
She was responsible for a new product launch at AT&T Bell Laboratories where she led a team that built out optical assembly facilities and developed new markets for a $500 million product line. She has over 20 years of professional experience, focused on technology-driven businesses. She is a regular speaker and an Entrepreneur in Residence at The Wharton School and teaches others how to build technology companies. Irvin 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.
Irvin serves on the board of directors of the Electro-Optics Alliance, a collaborative network of US-based industrial, academic, and government organizations. The EOA provides a link between research, development, and the commercialization needed to transfer DoD critical, electro-optics technology successfully to industry.