Innovations in optics, photonics and imaging are the basis of many broader technologies, which makes this expanding industry a key component of New York State’s 21st-century business plan. R&D and skilled talent, the lifeblood of this industry, are abundant in New York State, thanks to the state’s continual investment in both over the past two...Continue Reading
Mike Ognenovski has been named President of Sydor Optics, an OEM manufacturer of high precision, custom plano optics. As President, Ognenovski will have responsibility for overseeing operations, sales and marketing and will report directly to Jim Sydor who is now Chairman. Mike was former Vice President of Operations for Harris Corporation’s Space and Intelligence Systems...Continue Reading
It’s been a very exciting time in this industry,” Bob Bicksler, president and CEO of JML Optical, said. “Sophisticated electronics, matched up with software, has resulted in a tremendous transformation.” JML has undergone a transformation of its own since Bicksler and COO Gregg Sadwick acquired the company from founder Joe Lobozzo three years ago. The...Continue Reading
Thursday March 20, 2014 Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (Representative New York’s 25th District) sent a letter to President Obama today strongly endorsing the concept of a national manufacturing institute in Optics and Photonics, and clearly stating her position that Rochester, New York plays a leadership role. Congresswoman Slaughter Optics letter 03 20 14 The National Network...Continue Reading
In an article in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle from the Gannett Albany bureau, Cara Matthews reports that Cornell University President David Skorton spoke to lawmakers about the importance of investing in key high technology “sunrise” industries. The entire world sees New York State, and Rochester, as one of maybe two or three global centers...Continue Reading
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.