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Michael Adelstein recognized at 2014 Alumni Awards Ceremony

December 19, 2014 11:05 AM
Natural and Mathematical Sciences
Michael Adelstein ’96, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
CEO, Potomac Photonics, Inc.


Michael Adelstein is the CEO of Potomac Photonics, which works on projects to fabricate devices to treat cancer, diagnose concussions, develop new pharmaceutical drugs, and many others. In 1997, Mr. Adelstein joined Potomac Photonics as a sales administrator, and became immediately intrigued and inspired by the micro manufacturing technology emerging for applications in industries such as medical, biotech, electronics, and others. He focused his efforts in developing and implementing a strategy to grow a contract manufacturing unit, which became the company’s primary focus. In 2011, Mr. Adelstein was promoted to President and CEO, and in 2013, he led a buyout of the company and oversaw the relocation to bwtech@UMBC Technology and Research Park. After graduating from UMBC, Mr. Adelstein earned a Masters of Science in Technology Management and became a CPA. He also served six years in the Maryland National Guard 29th Light Infantry Division.
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