MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IRIDEX Corporation (Nasdaq: IRIX) today announced that James H. Mackaness, 44, will join the Company as Chief Financial Officer effective January 2, 2008.
Mr. Mackaness is currently Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance for NextHop Technologies, Inc., a networking wireless technology company. Previously, he served as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for InfoGear Technology Corp., a company that developed and manufactured managed Internet appliances. While at InfoGear, Mr. Mackaness assisted with the sale of the company to Cisco Systems where he held a senior management position responsible for Business Development. Prior to his position at InfoGear, he served as Assistant Controller at Electroglas Inc., a manufacturer of inspection equipment for the semiconductor industry. Before Electroglas, Mr. Mackaness spent seven years at Ernst & Young where he advanced to the position of Audit Manager.
Mr. Mackaness, a Chartered Accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales, received his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Warwick, England.
"Jim will be a great addition to IRIDEX," commented Theodore A. Boutacoff, President & CEO. "He will provide a good balance of solid accounting & financial controls expertise with an understanding of what is required to optimize operational performance. As part of a transition plan, Jim will spend time at IRIDEX prior to his start date and will continue to provide support to NextHop during the first quarter of 2008."
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