Hodara has had a long and prolific career as technologist, business executive
and entrepreneur. He co-founded Tetra Tech in 1966 and became its president in
1983. Under his leadership, the company’s revenues reached $80 million in 1985.
he formed another company that he sold to L-3 Communications. That company, L-3
PHOTONICS, grew at the phenomenal rate of 25% a year until Henri’s retirement
in 2011, when he formed Symbioptix, his current company. Although the features
of all these companies were and are multidisciplinary, one field of special
interest has been Fiber Optics. In addition to his executive duties, Henri has
continued to work and contribute technically in this area.
Henri earned a BS from the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology and an MS from Stanford University. Several years later, he earned
his PhD from the Illinois Institute of Technology in a record four years, while
working full time as Associate Director of Research and Development for the Hallicrafters
Company in Chicago, Ill.
Henri has published extensively in peer review journals. He
holds many patents in the field of laser and fiber optics. He has taught short
courses in fiber and integrated optics for the U.S. government and for
telecommunications customers in the U.S. and abroad. He is the founder and
editor-in-chief of Fiber & Integrated Optics, a bimonthly
international journal. In addition, he served for eleven years as the U.S.
representative for Electro-Optics in the NATO/AGARD Electromagnetic Propagation