Recently, NASA Tech Briefs spoke with Stephen Freeman, Vice President of International Business Development for Materion Corporation, which is the new name for advanced materials manufacturer Brush Engineered Materials and all of its businesses. Materion is a New York Stock Exchange listed company with annual sales of 1.5 billion dollars. A 20-year veteran of Materion, Steve discusses how the rollout of the new Materion brand has progressed over the past year, new and exciting applications for beryllium and their other materials, and how they also have developed into the world’s largest optical coatings manufacturer.