Neil Ball is the president of Directed Light Inc, of San Jose, California. Directed Light Inc is a laser technology company serving the industrial, medical and scientific laser communities worldwide since 1983. Neil has devoted his adult working life to the industrial laser industry.
Neil joined Directed Light Inc in 1993 to assist in applications development, system design, and component/service support. In 2005 he became President of Directed Light Inc. He is still active in systems and applications development. Neil has led the marketing and developing sales plans for both national and international arenas and is the resident methodologist, working on projection of future industry trends.
Neil is a Fellow and sits on the Board of Directors for The Laser Institute of America. In addition, he is a member and Educational Council Director for the Industrial Laser Community of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and he holds memberships and is an active participant with The American Welding Society, Fabricators and Manufactures Association, Optical Society of America, SPIE, and The American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery.