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Meet Team Uniforce


Ben Castricone, Ph.D.

President and CEO of Uniforce Sales and Engineering

Location:  Newark, CA

Founded the company in 1986 and has built it up over the years.  U.S. Navy veteran.  Attributes most of his success to building strong relationships with clients and manufacturers.  Keeps the place in ship shape order and everyone on their toes. Often brings in his treasures found when out metal detecting.




Patti Yamane

Vice President and Office Manager

Location:  Newark, CA

Executive administrative duties, accounts payable and accounts receivable. Keeps the office running efficiently and takes care of anything else that comes up. Brings in a different Corgie everyday to keep everyone guessing.





Doug Yamane

Engineer X

Location:  Newark, CA

If it needs to get done he gets it done. Keeps the office technology up and running.




Mark A. Christenson, Ph.D.

Sales Engineer

Location: Tucson, AZ  &  San Diego, CA

Mark earned his BS in Chemistry and Math from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and went on to complete his Ph.D. in Cell Biology from Baylor College of Medicine.  After a post-doctoral fellowship in live cell imaging at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center he began a career in the photonics industry.

Mark has accumulated over 17 years of experience in the sales and marketing of digital camera systems (CoolSNAP and Cascade product lines from Photometrics) and in custom sensors (Sarnoff back illuminated CCDs). At Fairchild Imaging he assisted with the introduction of the new CMOS sensors to the marketplace.  In addition, Mark has authored technical articles in publications like Photonics Spectra and Biophotonics and has two published book chapters on imaging technology.

Mark enjoys assisting his customers define their imaging requirements and then finding the right tools for the job. He takes satisfaction in seeing his customers succeed with their projects the first time because they made the right choices. Please feel free to contact Mark with any questions you may have about your imaging application needs.



Paul Sears

Imaging Solutions Engineer

Location:  Yuma, AZ

Over 35 years of test range imaging systems development . Experience with most every DOD major test range. Specialize in High Speed/HD cameras, projectile tracking- Kineto Tracking Mount applications, PTZ cameras, various FLIR -for scientific and airborne applications.  Check out patent 5581078- that was just the beginning for my unique military designs. I greatly enjoy finding affordable solutions to data acquisition problems.


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Sonia Gomez

Administrative Coordinator

Location:  Newark, CA


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Marie Blomquist

Administrative  Assistant/ Graphic Design / Website Maintenance

Location: Newark, CA


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