Scott Faris

Scott Faris, Chief Business Officer, Luminar, is an experienced serial technology company executive with over three decades of operating, venture-financing and scaling experience in optoelectronic and solid-state device industries.

Prior to Luminar, Scott was CEO of Panaceutics, Inc. and Planar Energy, Inc., a company developing solid-state batteries for electric vehicles. Scott has been CEO of Waveguide Solutions, which pioneered integrated optical chips and COO of Ocean Optics, a global manufacturer of high-volume precision optical instrumentation. Scott serves as a Venture Partner in IDEA Fund as well as on the Board of Directors of Lightpath Technologies, Inc., a publicly-traded high-volume optical component manufacturer.