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OPCO Team
OPCO Team

Management Team

Saverio Maldari
Founder and Chairman

Sam has over 40 years experience in analytical instrumentation and optics. He has provided our company with a vision to become a world class leader in the optics industry. He has established our corporate objectives for superior quality, first class service, developing employees, and growing our technical knowledge base all objectives necessary to meet the challenges in our industry for the 21st century. Along with our employees he has helped to create a company that is enthusiastic to partner with our customers in providing innovative, quality systems.

David Maldari
President

Dave’s expertise is comprehensive in all areas of precision optic manufacturing technology, from fabrication through coatings. During his 30 plus years at OPCO, he continually improves our manufacturing facility so that it remains state-of-the-art. Dave is committed to a leading edge manufacturing process that benefits our customers with a cost-effective, high precision product.

Robert J. Krupa, Ph.D.
Chief Scientist

Bob is a skilled spectroscopist and optical systems engineer with 30 years experience in analytical instrumentation and medical devices. In addition to designing optical systems, he has used them as well — in the lab and in the field. His broad technical and applications knowledge is relied upon to assist customers solve their optical and spectroscopy challenges and keep the company focused on innovation and continuous improvement.

Department Heads

Peter Papadopoulos
Fabrication Department Manager

Peter has been a driving force in our fabrication department since his start with OPCO in 1996. He brings over 30 years in optical fabrication experience and innovation to our company allowing us to compete by using leading edge techniques, equipment, and materials. Peter is always up to the challenge of meeting specifications that push optical performance to new limits, which results in products with precision and repeatability, that are cost-effective and on-time.

Eugenio Pereira
Integrated Optics Manager

Eugenio is a pioneer and innovator of optical replication process technologies. He brings 30 years of unmatched experience in the replication of precision reflective and transmissive optics, diffraction gratings, and electro-optical assemblies to OPCO. He provides our customers with unique, and value added solutions to manufacturing high performance optical components.

Dale Allen
Optical Thin Film Manager

Dale brings three decades of optical coating experience to OPCO. His depth and breadth of knowledge spans vacuum system maintenance and design, coating process development, and special coating R&D. With experience covering the UV through the IR, Dale works with customers to provide tailored coating designs to meet their reflectivity and transmission requirements.

Administration

Arlene Nevin
Office Manager

Arlene has effectively supported OPCO’s daily business activities since 1999. She has 20 plus years experience in business and accounting. Arlene’s thorough knowledge of our company structure, coupled with her commitment to serving our customers, vendors and employees is integral to OPCO’s corporate objectives.

A Farewell

The OPCO Laboratory family has lost a devoted and most loved employee and friend, with heavy hearts we say farewell to John Keller who passed away on July 19, 2016 after a long illness. John Keller joined our dedicated team of employees in June 1999 as a hands on coating engineer and quickly advancing to our coating department manager. His leadership and support for coworkers has greatly contributed to our company’s success during his tenure. John’s “can do” personality was infectious and lead the rapid growth of OPCO’s coating technology and capability. Although he was often quiet, in a professional sense, if you were fortunate to catch him in an off work moment, he was extremely humorous and personable. We will all miss John as he is in our hearts and memories forever.
With our deepest gratitude, thank you John!