OptiPro History

In the early 1980’s, the rapid advancement of computer technology created significant changes in the manufacturing world, which led to reinventing the entire industry. It was clear that the technological growth would be fast and furious and would require extensive technical service and support. This evolution was the motivation in 1982 behind OptiPro Systems’ newly developed business concept: to create a technical solutions company consisting of skilled engineers, technicians, and machinists supplying the industry with the best possible manufacturing methods available. This included Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines, CAD/CAM software, training, service, and support. Today, OptiPro continues to offer best-in-class machine tools and software for the metalworking industry in NY state, while developing innovative manufacturing solutions for optical fabrication companies across the world.

Historical Moments that Fueled the Innovation

1983

OptiPro offers sales, service, and support for Mastercam CAD/CAM software and CNC machine tools

1990

OptiPro enters the optics arena by developing a CNC retrofit of an existing Rogers and Clarke G-300 lens generator

1996

OptiPro is awarded their first Phase I SBIR grant

1998

OptiPro moves to its current facility at 6368 Dean Parkway in Ontario, NY

2004

OptiPro is awarded their first Phase II SBIR grant

2008

OptiPro is awarded their first Phase II.5 SBIR grant

The Optical Society of America awards OptiPro the Paul F. Forman Engineering Excellence Award for producing the first affordable CNC machines designed for the optics industry

2011

OptiPro expands their facility to 20,000 square feet to accommodate the company’s rapid growth

2013

OptiPro adds second building expansion in three years, bringing the building size to 30,000 square feet

2014

OptiPro named exclusive distributor for Methods Machine Tools in Upstate NY

OptiPro acquires Glassmaster Fabrications

2017

OptiPro receives the Tibbetts Award for achievements in innovation and job creation as a participant in the SBIR program