MISSION 

Our mission at Gray Optics is to change, improve, and save lives by developing new optical products for the medical, life sciences, and industrial markets. As a company, we are dedicated to building a collaborative culture where our employees gain fulfillment from their work. You can learn more about our culture and company at our Careers page.

 

 

HOW WE WORK 

We engage with our customers in a collaborative partnership by offering product engineering, precision assembly, and metrology and test services for advanced optical products. We solve complex problems that accelerate product development cycles and reduce time-to-market, enabling our customers to succeed in their chosen markets.  

Our Product Engineering Team consists of highly skilled engineers and program managers with years of dedicated product development experience for medical devices, life science instrumentation, and industrial optics. Our staff of professional assembly technicians have decades of experience in assembly and testing of precision optical systems. Together, we provide world-class designs and product solutions for our customers. To learn more about how we do this, visit our How We Work page.

 

RECOGNITION WITHIN THE INDUSTRY 

We are proud to support our customers in achieving excellence.  

As a leader in developing precision optical systems for biomedical and industrial applications, our customers rely on our domain-level expertise and world-class capabilities to bring their innovative technology to market. With extensive experience and proven results in developing new products, Gray Optics offers unique, highly differentiated product solutions in designing, assembling, and testing complex optical assemblies and optics modules. Read more about our customers’ experiences through their testimonials on What We Do.

We are also a proud member of The American Precision Optics Manufacturers Association (APOMA) and the Bioscience Association of Maine (BioME).

 

OUR BUSINESS MODEL 

As an independent innovation partner, we work on a ‘fee for service’ basis, providing engineering support as an extension of our clients’ team. We do not promote specific technologies or processes; instead, we find the optimal solution that solves your optical design and assembly challenges and enables you to win in your chosen markets.

We focus on supporting original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that aim to scale to volume production, paralleled with our effort to evolve the company from a product engineering firm to a fully integrated manufacturing company. Our ideal customer provides the potential for Gray Optics’ integration into the project at the concept phase, then onto manufacturing scale-up for regulated and non-regulated devices. 

 

CORE VALUES 

We believe that for our company to be successful, our customers must be successful – therefore, our customers are at the center of everything we do. In support of our mission, we are committed to building a collaborative culture and promoting the strength of our team.

Our core values are:

  • Customer focus 
  • All-In engagement 
  • “Fire in the belly” (passion/ devotion)

To learn more about our team and opportunities to join us, visit our careers page here.

 

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Dan Gray
Founder and President

Anthony Hessert
Director of Finance

Josh Ottow
Director of Talent and Organizational Development

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

Gray Optics is in beautiful Portland, Maine—an emerging commercial center of innovation and technology. Our headquarters is an open, vibrant environment, with a large laboratory and state-of-the-art optical assembly and metrology equipment. The city of Portland is located directly on the Atlantic Ocean, with a metro population of over a half million residents. Our team takes advantage of the natural resources in the area, including countless beaches, the Appalachian Mountains, world-class skiing, the islands of Casco Bay, and Acadia National Park.

Our team is committed to supporting you through your new product development process. You can learn more about our unique design engineering and precision assembly, as well as learn more about How We Work and learn how our customers have come to trust us to deliver on our mission to help them improve lives.