Board Director, Hypertherm
CEO, Reflexite Corporation
VP, Life Sciences International
Product, Bausch + Lomb


Michael Foley, PhD

Operating Partner

Dr. Michael Foley is an Operating Partner with Artemis Capital Partners. Foley has spent his career in industrial technology companies that produce automated systems, medical devices, electro-mechanical and electrical-optical equipment, plastic components and films, with a special technical expertise in polymers, optics, metrology, and instrumentation. Before joining Artemis, Foley was the CEO of Reflexite Corporation, a specialty manufacturer of polymeric coated films. Foley spent 16 years at Reflexite, during which time the businesses he managed grew at a 18% CAGR with EBITDA margins over 20%. Prior to Reflexite, Foley was VP/General Manager at Life Sciences International, a company that made analytical instrumentation and related polymeric consumables for life sciences markets. Foley played a key role in successful exits from Reflexite and LSI, generating over a half a billion dollars in shareholder liquidity at strategic valuations.

He started his management career in 1992 at Bausch and Lomb, where he was responsible for the developing B&L’s low cost contact lens manufacturing process for their entry into the daily disposable lens market. Before that he worked as an engineer in robotics and computer vision. Foley has 3 engineering degrees (SB, SM, and PhD), all from MIT.