About Lumenco Clarify
Lumenco Clarify™, the lighting division of Lumenco, is a global leader in anti-counterfeiting for currency and brand protection. Our team of engineers and scientists have been issued more than 50 patents in micro-optics in diverse industries from solar to currency and lighting.
Lumenco is based in Englewood, Colorado, and has decades of experience micro-optics and chemistry. Lumenco is a truly global company, with a joint venture named Lensys Sarl based in Lausanne, Switzerland and other licensees worldwide. Lensys Sarl is the exclusive licensee of certain Lumenco technologies in the banknote area.
Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board of Directors
A well-established entrepreneur, scientist, and businessman, Mark, has founded and been CEO of several companies, including Collector’s Edge (founder), Raymond Enterprises (where he served as CEO), Plastiprint (co-founder), and DCL Motion Products (owner). Combined, these companies combine for sales of $30 million. More recently, Mark served as Chief Scientist for Genie Lens Technologies, LLC, a developer of anti-counterfeiting, solar, and lens products.
Mark is considered one of the world’s foremost authorities on micro-lens imaging, and he has authored approximately 52 patents in optical sciences, including patents in anti-counterfeiting, solar technologies, and associated software.
Vice President of Research + Development, Director
Hector brings significant experience in developing new lenticular technologies with a wide variety of applications to Lumenco. Hector began his career as a television show producer for the Chilean National Television.
In 2006, Hector shifted gears and served as Account Manager for DCL Motion Products, a developer of lenticular products. Prior to joining the Lumenco team, Hector served as Product Development Engineer for Genie Lens Technologies, LLC, a developer of anti-counterfeiting, solar and lenticular products. As an industrial civil engineer, Hector also contributes his experience as COO in several manufacturing and logistics companies.
Director, Brand Solutions Development
Michael German leads Scientific development of pigments, inks, and coating chemistries, now for new Lumenco® NanoDye™ process. Michael has a long career beginning in digital printing ink at Indigo® (Israel), launching the original USA strategic development projects in 2001, and later launched Gans Security Ink in California for years.
In 2006, Mr. German joined Authentix® to begin a new Security ink business. While developing advanced QC standards, Michael leads technical security implementations in a variety of new product development & customer field projects for Govts, Central Banks, and Brands – training and working with security & banknote printers globally to deploy innovative protection solutions. Michael is especially adept at developing new publicly-verifiable anti-counterfeiting features using rare Optically-Variable pigments to Nano-Dye™ materials.
Mr. German joined NanoPixel® Security Solutions in October 2019 in the position of Director, Brand Solutions Development. Michael’s Leadership in this new optical authentication field is expanding a new generation of image-embedded micro-lens and micro-mirror technologies for multiple vertical markets.
Michael lives in Denver, CO, with his family.
Technology Development Supervisor
With a background in 3D animation, Tyler Kapus has utilized his passion for knowledge and technology by bringing new ideas into the field of light management. During his five-year career at Lumenco, he has been a driving force in pushing many of Lumenco’s light-based technologies forward. In addition to being the primary designer and operator of Lumenco’s proprietary raytracing software, he also leads a design team focused specifically on lens-based graphic security technologies.