The Optikos Corporation had its humble beginnings in 1982, opening in Cambridge, Massachusetts. As of 2007, they are in Wakefield, Massachusetts, employing about 70 people with reach in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Since that time, their clients have included 3M Corporation, IBM and Intel, Hasbro toys, Honeywell, Google, and Microsoft Corporation, just to name a few. The talent that makes this all possible is an excellent team of technicians and electrical engineers that have an endless drive and dedication to be the best they can be. Some of the companies many products include surface measurement instruments, camera testing equipment that includes a test for short focal range small aperture cameras, and visual imaging displays using fiber optics. They also specialize in night vision systems, missile guidance systems for defense and thermographic systems, and meteorology equipment. The company’s divisions include design and manufacturing, optical testing and assembly, and equipment to measure surface topography for meteorology needs. Optikos offers a wide range of services, from camera lenses to optics, systems design, architecture, software, firmware experience, optical component development vendors, and fixturing.
Stephen D. Fanton is the president and CEO of Optikos Corporation and the brilliant mind that founded the company. While studying at MIT in 1979, he received two bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering and management. He also holds a Ph.D. from the Institute of Optics and Rochester University. Stephen is one of the leading minds in optical engineering and product development. He has been a member of the optical society for more than 40 years. He was elected vice president of the optical society in 2018 and is served in many volunteer capacities there. He has served as president of the organization for 2020. He is also the recipient of the 2015 University of Rochester Distinguished Scholar Award. Dr. Fantone was recently interviewed for the October 2020 issue of Manufacturing Today, where he enthusiastically discussed his passion and vision for not only his company’s future but also giving his clientele the best top-tier work Optikos can provide. He also touched on wanting to expand the reach of optical technology in the unknown and undiscovered areas.
Lenox Laser has been in partnership with Optikos for over 15 years now. We allow our customers to buy Optikos products from us as we are a proud supplier and will be honored to do so for many years to come. Lenox Laser itself has been in business since 1981 and has seen much success for over 35 years. Lenox Laser wishes Dr. Fanton all the success in the world and is continually grateful for the continued support Optikos gives us.