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Circle Optics Named TOP 50 MWBE Honoree 2024

Circle Optics Named TOP 50 MWBE Honoree 2024

Inaugural List of Fastest-Growing Women- and Minority-Owned Small Business Enterprises  Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce the 2024 Greater Rochester Chamber MWBE Award honorees. The MWBE Awards recognize the Top 50 fastest-growing,...

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Circle Optics’ Synergy & Innovation

Circle Optics’ Synergy & Innovation

At the heart of Circle Optics lies a culture deeply rooted in innovation, know-how, and synergy. It's a place where the drive to push boundaries is matched only by a commitment to excellence and collaborative growth. This ethos is personified by the dedication of...

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CiRCLE Optics Student Expo

CiRCLE Optics Student Expo

Circle Optics has been actively participating in four job fairs annually for the past three years. However, in a fresh twist to our recruitment efforts, we recently hosted our inaugural Student Expo at NextCorps. This event was not just another job fair; it was a...

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A Masterclass in the User Experience  – The Autism Nature Trail 

A Masterclass in the User Experience  – The Autism Nature Trail 

Jennifer Sertl and Loren Penman, Co-Chair, Autism Nature Trail (The ANT) at Letchworth State Park discuss the history of The ANT and the design principles that went into creating the mile-long trail. The level of expertise that went into creating the eight stations along the loop is a masterclass in the user-experience. Reminding all of us in innovation to ensure that we design our services and products with the end user all along the way.

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Digital Documentarian John Kucko

Digital Documentarian John Kucko

We have a legend in Rochester, New York: John Kucko. Most of you know him from his epic career as Sports Director at WROC Television Channel 8. He has covered the Buffalo Bills' four Super Bowl teams, the 1989 US Open, the 1995 Ryder Cup matches, and the 85th PGA...

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Legendary Inventor Garrett Brown

Legendary Inventor Garrett Brown

Garrett Brown is an American inventor, best known as the creator of the Steadicam™.  Brown's invention allows camera operators to film while walking or running without the normal shaking and jostles of a handheld camera. The Steadicam™  was first used on Bound for...

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DR. WAYNE KNOX: RESEARCH, INNOVATION & INSPIRATION

DR. WAYNE KNOX: RESEARCH, INNOVATION & INSPIRATION

Our Founder Zak Niazi was an optics student at the University of Rochester and was fortunate to have Dr. Wayne Knox as his Optics 101 Professor. Dr. Wayne Knox has over 50 patents in the United States and 150 globally in the areas of technology, telecommunications and...

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2022 YEAR IN REVIEW

2022 YEAR IN REVIEW

2022 was a big year for Circle Optics! We grew in a lot of significant ways and made progress towards a number of our organizational goals.  Job Growth We added 4 new team members, 3 of which fit with our commitment to increasing DEI at the company. These new...

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Vendor Spotlight: Vertex Optics

Vendor Spotlight: Vertex Optics

Circle Optics culture is built on know-how | synergy | innovation. That is from the inside out and we apply the same filter with our customers, vendors and community at large. Vertex Optics has been an ideal vendor partner with Circle Optics We appreciate their Mission: Vertex Optics partners with its customers to build strong, mutually prosperous relationships while providing high quality vitreous components with expedited deliveries. “In spec and on time” is their mantra.

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Knowing the Forest and the Trees – Employee Spotlight Andrew Kurtz Circle Optics Chief Research Officer 

Knowing the Forest and the Trees – Employee Spotlight Andrew Kurtz Circle Optics Chief Research Officer 

We at Circle Optics are an eclectic group of interesting people who are deeply curious and want to make a difference through immersive experience. Meet Chief Technology Officer, Andrew Kurtz. Andrew was employee number three coming to Circle Optics with already over 110 patents from his work as Principal Scientist and Director of R & D at IMAX, after working for many years as a Scientist in the Kodak R&D Labs.

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