Ned had been working in the optics industry for nearly 10 years at Hughes Aircraft, Kaiser Electro-Optics and Microvision primarily on DoD and civil space systems when the telecom start-up boom struck Seattle. Seeing that there were more ‘positions available’ than qualified bodies to fill them, SPA was formed.

Since then, Seattle Photonics has expanded and worked closely with a small but dynamic group to fill a few other needs within the optical systems design and analysis community, including: mechanical engineering, optical lab technician, analytical optical modeling as well as electrical engineering design and prototyping.  Recently we've added our own machine shop and our machinist brings nearly 40 years of experience in high precision metal and plastic fabrication.