RedShift Systems Hires Richard Sharp as Vice President of Engineering

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Acclaimed electro-optic professional joins RedShift to lead the development of Redshift’s expanding line of mid-infrared laser products.

RedShift Systems Corp., a leader in infrared tunable filter technology, announced today that Richard (Rick) Sharp has joined the company in the role of VP of Engineering. Rick will lead the development team at RedShift to evolve and expand its growing line of infrared laser products for industrial, security, medical, imaging, and research applications.

Rick has an extensive background in lasers and electro-optic devices for industrial, telecom, military, and aerospace applications. He has a long history of successfully leading both small and large project teams in the development and delivery of state-of-the-art electro-optical systems. In addition to his strong management skills, Rick brings a wealth of experience in engineering development and production transfer, along with product line maintenance and continuous improvement. With a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from Harvard and a National Science Foundation Fellow, Rick carries an impressive academic pedigree.

“My background in Chemistry and Chemical Physics provides me with the tools to listen to customer requirements and respond with products properly targeted to the IR spectroscopy markets,” states Rick. “RedShift has assembled a top quality team of engineering and business professionals that is going to be very exciting to work with.”

“With Rick joining us at RedShift, we have further expanded our core capabilities in laser packaging and electro optic systems,” notes Chip Marshall, CEO of RedShift. “We look forward to delivering innovative products at market enabling prices under Rick’s leadership.”

About RedShift Systems Corp.
RedShift Systems provides innovative infrared products using its core technology of micro-optical tunable infrared filters. RedShift’s TopTIR™ optical filters are solid state devices with no moving parts, enabling compact and reliable tunable components and systems. RedShift is now entering the molecular spectroscopy market with a family of tunable infrared lasers that offer revolutionary improvements in performance over conventional FTIR based solutions. For more information, visit

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