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Dr. Stephen D. Fantone

President and Chief Executive Officer

Optikos Corporation

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Optikos Corporation

107 Audubon Road Bldg. 3

Wakefield, Massachusetts 01880

United States

Company Description

For nearly 30 years, Optikos has built and maintained a reputation as experts in the area of optical/electro-optical system design. We have a very talented and dedicated group of engineers that develop innovative products for our customers in the medical, ... more

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Background Information

Employment History


Benthos Inc

Senior Lecturer

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Pioneer Institute

Senior Principal Engineer In the Optical Engineering Department

Polaroid Corporation


Advisory Board Member
Thrive Bioscience Inc

OSA - The Optical Society

Board Member
Optical Society of America

The Hertz Foundation


SPIE Corporation

Sea Education Association

Corporation Of The Sea Education Association

Board Member
Fannie & John Hertz Foundation

Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc.

Board Member
Zygo Corporation

Optical Society of Southern California

Member, Metrology Review Board
Hubble Telescope Repair

Board Member
Rofin-Baasel Inc

Program Chair of the Technical Program Committee
New England Regional Engineering Workshop


University of Rochester's Institute of Optics

electrical engineering and management


electrical engineering and management

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Science Degrees

Electrical Engineering and Management

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester

S.B. degrees

electrical engineering and management

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

SB degrees

electrical engineering and management

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

bachelors degrees

Electrical Engineering and Management


bachelor’s degrees

electrical engineering and management

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


University of Rochester's Institute of Optics

Web References (196 Total References)

Team | Thrive Bioscience, Inc. [cached]

Stephen Fantone, Ph.D. (Optics) Founder & CEO, Optikos Corporation Director, American Optical Society

Hertz Foundation Directors and Council Members [cached]

Stephen Fantone, PhD

Stephen Fantone, PhD Director
Hertz Fellow 1975 - 1978 University of Rochester
President and Chief Executive Officer of Optikos Corporation
Stephen is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Optikos Corporation. He has Bachelor of Science Degrees in Electrical Engineering and Management from MIT, and a PhD in Optics from the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester. While at the Institute of Optics, he was awarded the College of Engineering Fellowship in 1974 and the Fannie and John Hertz Fellowship from 1975 to 1978.
In 1982, Stephen founded Optikos Corporation, an engineering firm that develops optically-based products and manufactures a proprietary line of optical metrology systems. He designed the optics for many commercial and industrial optical products ranging from photographic systems to medical instruments and toys. In the late 1990s it was determined that over one-half of American households had a product that Optikos helped design and over 500 million optical components designed by Optikos had been manufactured. Optikos-designed products can be found in homes and laboratories around the world. An accomplished inventor, he has been awarded more than 60 U.S. patents and in 2008, Optikos was the recipient of the Massachusetts Small Business Administration's Exporter of the Year Award.
Stephen is a director and Treasurer for the Hertz Foundation. He has also served as Chairman of Benthos, Inc., a NASDAQ listed manufacturer of oceanographic instrumentation and packaging inspection equipment, from 1997 until its sale to Teledyne Technologies in 2006. Currently, he serves as a director of several organizations: Rofin-Sinar Technologies, Inc. a NASDAQ (RSTI) traded global manufacturer of CO2 and other high power lasers used for material processing; Zygo Corporation, a NASDAQ(ZIGO) traded manufacturer of ultraprecision optics and optical metrology products; the Pioneer Institute, a Boston, MA based think tank whose mission is to bring free market principles to the delivery of government services; and the Sea Education Association, an educational non-profit that provides maritime educational experiences to both high school and college students. Since 1996, he has served as a director and Treasurer of the Optical Society of America.
Stephen is also a Senior Lecturer in the Mechanical Engineering Department at MIT.

Optikos Management Team [cached]

Stephen D. Fantone, Ph.D.

Steve Fantone

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Stephen D. Fantone, Ph.D.

Stephen D. Fantone is the founder and president of Optikos Corporation, headquartered in Wakefield, Massachusetts. Dr. Fantone attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received bachelor's degrees in both electrical engineering and management. In 1979 he was awarded a Ph.D. degree in Optics from the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester. He began his career with Polaroid Corporation and later went on to found Optikos.
Dr. Fantone is a recognized expert in optical engineering and optical product development, has served on numerous program review panels, has provided expert testimony on patent infringement and trade secret litigation cases, and has been awarded over 65 patents covering a broad range of optical technologies.
Dr. Fantone is a Senior Lecturer in the Mechanical Engineering Department at MIT, serves on the boards Rofin-Sinar Technologies,Inc., the Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research, the Hertz Foundation and The Optical Society (OSA) Foundation. Prior to its sale to Ametek, Dr. Fantone served on the board of Zygo Corporation. From 1996 until its sale to Teledyne Technologies, Inc., he served as chairman of Benthos, Inc., a supplier of oceanographic and package inspection instrumentation. He has been an OSA member for over 40 years and has served in several volunteer capacities - most notably as Treasurer from 1996 to 2013 - and in 2007 was awarded their Distinguished Service Award. In October, 2013, The Optical Society honored Dr. Fantone by renaming that award the Stephen D. Fantone Distinguished Service Award. View a Hertz Foundation video of Dr. Fantone, who discusses his Hertz Foundation fellowship and its important influence on his career. On May 16, 2015, he received the University of Rochester Distinguished Scholar Award at the University's 2015 Doctoral Ceremony.
Stephen D. Fantone, Ph.D.President & CEO

Board of Directors - Pioneer Institute [cached]

Stephen Fantone, Chairman President/CEO, Optikos Corporation

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