Excelitas Technologies acquires optical components maker Research Electro Optics

July 10, 2018
REO specializes in high-precision optical components, optical thin film coatings, optical subassemblies, and HeNe lasers. 

Excelitas Technologies (Waltham, MA) continues its expansion with the acquisition of Research Electro Optics (REO; Boulder CO). REO, a privately-held company, specializes in the volume manufacture of high-precision optical components, optical thin film coatings, and optical subassemblies, as well as HeNe lasers for instrumentation and metrology applications.

The combination of Excelitas and REO offers an expanded range of products and capabilities for OEM customers and Defense Prime Contractors. REO will continue full optical coatings and laser technologies operations from its state-of-the-art facilities in Boulder.

“We are thrilled to welcome REO to the Excelitas family as their products complement Excelitas’ existing optics portfolio quite well,” said Excelitas CEO, David Nislick. “REO provides an extremely capable, high quality optics operation in the United States that we look to grow with further investment as we have done with the former Qioptiq facilities in Europe and Asia.”

Source: Excelitas Technologies

About the Author

Conard Holton | Editor at Large

Conard Holton has 25 years of science and technology editing and writing experience. He was formerly a staff member and consultant for government agencies such as the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the International Atomic Energy Agency, and engineering companies such as Bechtel. He joined Laser Focus World in 1997 as senior editor, becoming editor in chief of WDM Solutions, which he founded in 1999. In 2003 he joined Vision Systems Design as editor in chief, while continuing as contributing editor at Laser Focus World. Conard became editor in chief of Laser Focus World in August 2011, a role in which he served through August 2018. He then served as Editor at Large for Laser Focus World and Co-Chair of the Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar from August 2018 through January 2022. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, with additional studies at the Colorado School of Mines and Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Laser Focus World, create an account today!