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Management Team

Saverio Maldari

Founder and Chairman

Sam has over 40 years of experience in analytical instrumentation and optics. He has provided our company with the vision to become a world class leader in the optics industry. He has established our corporate objectives for superior quality, first class service, employee development and the growth of our technical knowledge base. Sam has positioned OPCO Laboratory, Inc. to meet the evolving challenges of our industry. Sam has helped established a culture that is enthusiastic to partner with our customers, providing innovative solutions and work as an extension of their own design team.


David Maldari


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.


Department Heads

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



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, suppliers, and employees is integral to OPCO’s corporate objectives.


Sales Team

Ryan Pasakinskas

Ryan has been with the OPCO team since 2008, and has been in his current role as Technical Inside Sales since 2014. Previously, he has occupied roles in customer service, sales assistance, and production coordination. Ryan is knowledgeable in all aspects of OPCO and its capabilities, having learned the art and science of optics manufacturing while on the job. Working closely with the department heads, Ryan is the primary point of contact for all technical sales inquiries and quotations.

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