Research Electro Optics Acquired by Excelitas

Research Electro-Optics’ headquarters, 5505 Airport Blvd., Boulder, CO (Source: REO)

Excelitas Technologies, a global technology leader focused on delivering innovative, customized photonic solutions, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Research Electro-Optics (REO) from Boulder, Colorado. REO is a privately-held company specializing in the volume manufacture of high-precision optical components, optical thin film coatings, and optical subassemblies as well as high-performance helium neon lasers for instrumentation and metrology applications across a wide range of market sectors.

The combination of the two companies offers an expanded range of products and capabilities for OEM customers and defense prime contractors seeking single-source convenience and reliability for high-performance illumination, optical and detection solutions.

“We are thrilled to welcome REO to the Excelitas family as their products complement Excelitas’ existing optics portfolio quite well”, noted 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.”

REO will continue full optical coatings and laser technologies operations from its state-of-the-art facilities in Boulder as it is integrated with the Excelitas family.

Paul Kelly, President & CEO of REO, commented on the partnership: “This is a very exciting time for REO and its employees as this partnership will enable further investment in people, technology and capabilities. The opportunities as a result of Excelitas’ global presence will contribute to accelerating growth. Finally, the culture embraced by Excelitas will allow our employees to continue to thrive in their personal and professional lives.” (Source: Excelitas)

Links: Research Electro-Optics, Inc., Boulder, Colo., USAExcelitas Technologies Corp., Waltham, Mass., USA

Further reading: Excelitas Technologies Acquired by AEA Investors,, 30th January 2018

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