About Us

Tower Optical Corporation is a premier manufacturer of high quality precision optics. Its stock and build to print custom products are used in leading edge photonics technology, electro-optics, lasers, telecommunications,medical instruments, optical imaging and optical computing. Products include, but are not limited to, crystal quartz waveplates and achromatic waveplates (retarders), lenses, prisms, beamsplitters, windows, mirrors, Filters,Precision Optical Flats and assemblies.

Tower is ISO certified for ISO 9001:20015 and SAE 9100 Rev B compliant.

Founded in 1978, Tower has operated under its present ownership since 1997. Its customers represent a broad variety of companies and industries including aerospace, government labs, industrial, medical, university researchers and key U.S. Department of Defense contractors. Tower is registered with the U.S. State Department for ITAR export licenses.

Tower became certified with ISO 9001 in March of 2007. Tower Optical is a certified Service Disabled Veterans Owned Small Business — SDVOSB. US Government Cage Code — 1N2U3

Tower is ISO certified for ISO 9001:2007 and SAE 9100 Rev B compliant.

Tower prides itself on its short lead times, quality products and competitive pricing.


To be the component supplier of choice for the most demanding and innovative organizations who are focused on improving man’s quality of life through the use of light based technologies.


To find cost effective solutions and provide customers with quality optical products in a timely manner.


Tower technicians have the experience, skill and equipment to design and manufacture products to the most demanding specifications. The company’s extensive testing equipment ensures that all products are shipped to exacting specifications and within precise tolerances.


In addition to the large inventory of products for immediate shipment, Tower welcomes custom orders and working with customers’ engineers to develop prototypes and OEM manufactured products that will meet special needs.


Tower’s manufacturing techniques coupled with a constant focus to contain overhead enables Tower to offer prices that are the most competitive in the industry. Discounts are offered for larger quantity orders.Call, fax or e-mail your requirements for special price consideration. All major credit cards accepted.


Mel Kantor-President and Chief Executive Office

Yoany Rodriguez Ph.D.-Vice President of Engineering & Sales

Vince Capozzi – Director of Business Development

Marty Jennings – Director, Strategic Alliances

Don Avritt-Director of Manufacturing

Tower is ISO certified for ISO 9001:20015 and SAE 9100 Rev B compliant.

Trade Affiliations

OSA – Optical Society of America

SPIE – International Society for Optics & Photonics

APOMA – American Precision Optics Manufacturers Association

UCF – University of Central Florida College of Optics and Photonics (corporate affiliate)

FPC – Florida Photonics Cluster (board member)

Company Outlook

Tower produces components for many of today’s emerging technologies. The continuing developments in medicine, science and technology offer an endless opportunity for continued growth and expansion.