Shannon Rogers, President of Pacific Coast Optics and Progressive Technology, is corporate leader with deep experience in the ceramics and Sapphire manufacturing business, and a pioneer of manufacturing Sapphire for commercial use.
In his youth, he worked for his father’s commercial ceramics manufacturing business producing ceramics for the aerospace and electronics industry. He went on to work in the orthodontic’s industry manufacturing ceramic braces revolutionizing the industry by helping to create the “world’s strongest, esthetic bracket. ”
In 1988, Shannon founded Progressive Technology, creating all new processes for the manufacture of ceramics for aerospace, medical equipment and orthodontics applications. The company is a world leader in manufacturing Sapphire Orthodontic Braces, the strongest material for transparent braces, in addition to utilizing unique crystal materials such as transparent alumina.
Over the last 15 years, Progressive Technology worked with the optics industry providing polishing and grinding solutions, giving Shannon insight into the manufacturing processes and the clients it served. This led to the next step, thoroughly researching a promising optical company designed for growth. And purchasing PC Optics.