Chuck Synborski has taken a position with G-S PLASTIC OPTICS as Vice President Sales, Marketing and Business Development. With a Masters in Optics from the University of Rochester and 30+ years in the industry, Chuck is one of the mainstays of the Rochester Optics community.  He has played key roles in a number of optics enterprises, most recently as general manager of the Rochester division of  CVI / Melles Griot.

Chuck Synborski
Vice President Sales, Marketing and Business Development
Germanow-Simon Companies
408 St. Paul Street
Rochester, NY 14605
Office phone:  585-295-0210; FAX: 585-232-3866
Cell:  585-705-8655
Email: or

Among Chuck’s many accomplishments are these:

  • Developed and executed successful strategic business plans and programs involving over $500,000,000 in yearly revenues
  • Successfully managed significant multi-product line optical company
  • Managed international sourcing, operations and distribution organizations
  • Chairman, Optical Society of America Industrial Associates Committee and Member of OSA Board of Directors and Board Finance Committee (2010-2011)
  • Chairman, RE Hopkins Award Fundraising Committee
  • Chairman of Perkin Elmer’s Optical Lithography Advisory Board, responsible for determining corporate product and marketing directions
  • Board member, Rochester Business Alliance, International Business Council
  • Member, Rochester International Business Roundtable
  • Past Board Member at Ormec Inc. and Hansford Automation Systems, Inc. (factory automation firms)
  • Past member, Business Advisory Committee, Center for Automation Technology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Developed and marketed numerous commercial optical instruments, advanced modular robotic assembly automation technology, and a new method of using ultraviolet light in the manufacturing of insulated electrical wire (patented)
  • Created over 150 ads, 60 product brochures, 12 technical publications, 35 seminars, 40 programmed training courses, and promotional videos
  • Authored and edited ASTM/NIST national test standards as a member of the F-1 Committee on Electronics Technology. Member of IEEE, SPIE and OSA
  • Extensive experience in the precision optical (components and systems), electro-optic, microscopy, factory automation, semiconductor capital equipment, and laser technology market places

Leave a Reply

Event Calendar

<< Apr 2018 >>
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 1 2 3 4 5 6

Event Details & Registration

View Events

About Us

New York Photonics is a not-for-profit organization founded to promote and enhance the New York State optics, photonics and imaging industry by fostering the cooperation of business, academia and government.


Past Newsletters

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,318 other subscribers