BRATTLEBORO, Vt., Jan. 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Omega Optical
Holdings, LLC (Omega or the Company), a leading precision optics
platform backed by Artemis Capital Partners (Artemis), announced
today that Dr. Michael J. Cumbo has
been appointed President and CEO, effective February 1st. Dr. Cumbo brings more
than 30 years of leadership experience in the optics and photonics
industry to Omega.
Artemis formed Omega Optical Holdings, LLC in August 2020, upon the acquisition of Omega
Optical, LLC, a manufacturer of precision optical filters and
coatings, and plans to target further complementary acquisitions.
Dr. Cumbo will lead all strategic and operational initiatives to
position the platform for long-term growth.
Dr. Cumbo is an experienced optics and photonics industry leader
with a successful track record of building world-class optical
technology companies in the life science, defense & aerospace,
semiconductor, and industrial OEM markets. Cumbo joins Omega from
his previous role as CEO at AIM Photonics, the U.S. Defense
Department's $600 million photonics
hub in Albany, NY, where he will
continue to serve as the Chairman of AIM's Leadership Council.
Prior to AIM Photonics, Cumbo spent 30 years driving growth and
technology development at market-leading optics businesses across
the globe, most recently serving as Vice President at AMETEK-ZYGO
and as President of IDEX Optics & Photonics.
"We are very pleased to welcome Mike as President and CEO of
Omega," said Peter A. Hunter,
Managing Director at Artemis and Chairman of Omega. "He has a deep
technical and business background in optics, and he also has a
proven track record of successfully building great companies and
moving technologies and teams from research to production. We are
excited about Omega's potential, and we are confident in Mike's
ability to help build an innovative, world-class optics
"I am honored and excited to join the Omega team and partner
with Artemis in building the Omega Optical Holdings platform,"
Cumbo said. "I look forward to working closely with Omega's
management team, employees, customers and suppliers to build an
agile organization that solves mission-critical technology
challenges for our customers and meets the growing global demand
for high precision, no-fail optical coatings, components and
Dr. Cumbo holds a Ph.D. in Optics, an M.S. in Optical
Engineering, and a B.S. in Physics from the University of Rochester, as well as an M.S. in
Electrical Engineering from Rochester
Institute of Technology. He has 11 patents and authored 22
technical journal papers and conference proceeding articles.
Founded in 1969, Omega Optical designs
and manufactures precision optical filters and coatings enabling
mission-critical applications for global OEM customers in a wide
range of industries, including life sciences, environmental
monitoring, aerospace, defense, semiconductor, and more.
Specializing in complex, high-performing thin film band pass
filters, the Company has a breadth of capabilities and experience
to support full customer life cycle needs from design to
prototyping to volume production. Omega is ISO 9001:2015 and ITAR
compliant. For more information on Omega Optical, please
Founded in 2010, Artemis Capital Partners is
a Boston-based private equity firm
focused on acquiring and growing manufacturers of differentiated
industrial technologies, including optics and photonics. Artemis
seeks to partner with companies that have strong established
management teams, outstanding engineering capabilities, unique
products, and expanding niche markets. For more information on
Artemis, please visit: www.artemislp.com.
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