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Caroline Gray

Operations Manager

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Caroline Gray

Room: ESO Lab, Optic Center, St Asaph


+44 (0) 1745 535137


Caroline graduated in Physics from LJMU, she has worked within the Optical industry for 30 years, her specialism is Single Point Diamond Machining  and CNC controlled optical processing/polishing.

She previously worked for Pilkington Visioncare, Pilkington Space Technology (technical), Optics and Vision (optical design consultancy), Phoenix Optical Technologies (MD & Technical Director).

Caroline is currently working through her consultancy business as Operations Manager on the ESO project at the St Asaph campus with responsibility for delivering the final project stages and commercial bid to ESO for the M1 manufacture.

What do you like to do in your spare time? My hobbies/spare time activities include sailing, cycling (MTB & road) and Triathlon so pretty much anything that takes me outdoors. Normally accompanied by my Springer Spaniel training partner. I’m married to Andy who is a development engineer and we have two children 18 & 16 yrs.

BSc (Hons) Applied Physics

Non-academic staff, Project Manager.

Various SPIE and industry papers as co-author and author.

Optical surface and component manufacturing, surface metrology, automation