James T. Jenson
M.S., engineering management and operations research, Northeastern University
Summary of Experience
Mr. Jenson has extensive experience managing complex high tech capital equipment businesses for public and private equity companies. He has more than 30 years of experience in global manufacturing focusing on general management, marketing, sales, and product development. His experience includes automation systems, robotics, thin-film process equipment, material handling equipment, industrial equipment, and analytical instrumentation. Mr. Jenson has participated in numerous mergers and acquisitions (M&As), as part of both the acquiring firm and the acquired firm. His M&A experience includes investment target identification, valuation, due diligence, integration, and management of acquired companies. In his position as general manager of core technologies for Ocean Insight – a spectroscopy and imaging technology company – Mr. Jenson leads the global sales, marketing, and product development teams. Prior to his work with Ocean Insight, he led the $200 million waterjet cutting systems business segment of SHAPE Technologies Group, managed the $250 million compound semiconductor equipment business unit of Veeco Instruments, and served as a senior leader in automation solutions for the semiconductor and flat panel display industries at Brooks Automation. Mr. Jenson is also a veteran submarine officer of the US Navy.