IDEX Announces Repartition of CVI Laser and Melles Griot Brands

Albuquerque, NM – February 1, 2013 ─ The IDEX Optics & Photonics (IOP) platform announced that CVI Melles Griot will be moving forward as two companies, CVI Laser Optics and Melles Griot, effective immediately.

The two companies had been acquired separately and merged into a single marketing name, CVI Melles Griot for several years.  The Melles Griot Optics Group has been based in a 35,000-square-foot facility located on Science Parkway in Rochester, New York.

IDEX Optics & Photonics President, Jerry Jurkiewicz, expressed, “The CVI Melles Griot brand has been repartitioned back into two brands which signify our ongoing focus on and commitment to excellence in laser optics (CVI), as well as light sources and optical systems (Melles Griot). This clarification better aligns our brands with our capabilities and products. Each brand will stand alone and define its excellence individually.”

CVI Laser Optics will now focus solely on high-quality laser optical components and will continue with a large catalog and e-commerce website for standard products, a rapid semi-custom optics capability, in addition to design and manufacturing of fully custom components tailored to its OEM customers’ needs.
Melles Griot will continue to grow and strengthen its custom capabilities in the areas of lasers and light engines in Carlsbad, CA, as well as subsystems – including lens assemblies and shutters – and fully integrated optical systems in its Rochester, NY, Tamagawa, Japan, and Seoul, Korea locations.
As two stronger yet separate brands, CVI Laser Optics and Melles Griot will continue to develop their individual capabilities within the expanding IDEX Optics & Photonics platform.

IDEX also acquired Rochester-based Semrock in 2008, and added Advanced Thin Films (Boulder Co.) to the IDEX Health & Science Technologies segment in 2011.  The two companies continue to offer customers the exceptional performance, reliability and rapid delivery of quality optical filters, for which Semrock is renowned.

About CVI Laser Optics
Scientists, engineers, and optical system manufacturers from research to industrial to medical markets recognize CVI Laser Optics as the leading global optics manufacturer specializing in components for lasers and laser-based systems. CVI’s industry-leading capabilities combine substrate manufacturing and thin-film coating services with advanced metrology and optomechanical integration to provide exceptional optical and laser-damage performance. Through its main headquarters in Albuquerque, NM, high-volume production in Seoul, South Korea, and the large-aperture facility in the Isle of Man, UK, CVI offers rapid turnaround with standard, semi-custom, and fully customized laser optics solutions. Visit http://www.cvilaseroptics.com.

About Melles Griot
Melles Griot is a leading global volume manufacturer of optics and photonics products including lasers, light engines, shutters, lens assemblies, and optical integrated systems. The company has engineering and manufacturing in the United States, Japan, and Korea with distribution activities worldwide. Melles Griot serves industries ranging from semiconductor to biotechnology, industrial metrology, and research. For additional information about Melles Griot and its products visit http://www.mellesgriot.com.

About IDEX Optics & Photonics:
IDEX Optics & Photonics (IOP) platform, under the IDEX Health & Science segment, provides technically advanced optical and photonic products offering both custom and standard offering product solutions. IOP is built on the industry’s high demand for custom engineered solutions and innovative products. Headquartered in Albuquerque, NM, the IOP platform currently consists of five brands, ATFilms, CVI Laser Optics, Melles Griot, Precision Photonics, and Semrock. The platform combines top-of-the line technology, manufacturing, and distribution capabilities. IOP serves the life science, medical, scientific, industrial, semiconductor, defense and environmental markets.

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