Executive Bios

Jennifer Aspell, Vice President and General Manager

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Jennifer has held senior leadership roles in the optics industry for over 20 years, with a focus on commercializing high growth, emerging technologies.  Beginning her career at Bell Laboratories, she developed technology for long-haul, optical networks and then moved into business and executive management roles at companies such as Lucent, JDS Uniphase, and Tyco Electronics.  She is recognized as an effective and motivational leader with a consistent track record of commercializing new technologies.

Jennifer has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkley, and a MBA from Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management.   She holds several patents and is the author of numerous publications.

Kevin Green, Director of Sales and Marketing

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Kevin has over 25 years sales and marketing experience, primarily in the telecommunications industry. He has led worldwide teams from large, established companies like AT&T to industry leading startups. He specializes in advanced products and product development to meet the needs of the fast paced high-tech market. Kevin joined Bright View in 2010 to drive efforts into the lighting industry. Directing particular attention to exceeding customer expectations and working with strategic partners, Bright View now has a presence in every major lighting market.

Mr. Green received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Kenneth L. Walker, Director of Research and Development

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Dr. Kenneth L. Walker’s previous positions include President of OFS Specialty Fiber Devices Business, President of OFS Fitel Laboratories, CTO of Lucent Network Cable Systems, Executive Vice President Technology Development Division of Luna Technologies, and head of Optical Fiber Research at Bell Labs.

Kenneth was inducted into the National Academy of Engineering in 2002, and was honored as an Optical Society of America fellow in 2003. He is a Bell Labs Fellow and in the Inventor Hall of Fame in NJ. Ken has also received the OSA Engineering Excellence Award. He has a BS from CalTech and a MS and PhD in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University.  He holds over 50 patents.

Michael Bobay, Director of Manufacturing

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Michael has over 23 years of diverse industry experience including roles in industrial engineering, quality, production, and operations management.  He brings extensive knowledge of safety initiatives, lean manufacturing, supply chain, and total quality management to the Bright View leadership team.  Prior to joining Bright View, Michael was the Director of Operations for Apex Tool Group and before that role, he held multiple roles in various divisions of Cooper Industries.   Along with many other job responsibilities at Cooper, Michael also led new product and process design efforts leading to many innovations, including multiple patents.  One new product was awarded with a “Best New Product” award at the National Hardware Show.

Michael received a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and holds certificates in Six-Sigma and Lean Manufacturing practices. He is also a graduate of Cooper Industries Operational Leadership Program.

Dan Woffinden, Controller

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Dan has over 15 years of multi-disciplinary leadership in both public and private companies.  Prior to joining Bright View in January 2015, he held multiple financial and operational leadership positions at General Chemical (Soda Ash) Partners, Remington Arms Co., and Apex Tool Group.  Through his diverse experience and unique mix of skill sets, including lean manufacturing and Six Sigma training, he works closely with manufacturing operations providing financial direction that delivers significant P&L, cash flow, and ROIC impact. 

Dan earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University and his MBA from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University.