News | September 4, 2013

Bristol Instruments Hires Director For New Optical Metrology Products Group

Source: Bristol Instruments, Inc.

Bristol Instruments, Inc., a leader in optical interferometer-based instrumentation, has hired Mr. Todd Blalock as the Director of its new Optical Metrology Products Group.

Mr. Blalock has been involved in the field of optics for over 20 years. He has a successful record of product development and technology leadership, having authored or co-authored a number of patents related to optical measurement and interferometry. Before joining Bristol Instruments, Mr. Blalock founded Quasar Photonics and served as the company’s president. He also was the Chief Technology Officer of Lumetrics and held positions at ASE Optics and the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics. He earned a BS in Optical Engineering from the Institute of Optics at the University of Rochester.

“Mr. Blalock is an important addition to our company,” said Dr. Brian Samoriski, President of Bristol Instruments. “His experience will help expand the market opportunities for our proven optical interferometer-based product platform. In particular, this technology is ideal for a variety of metrology applications that require accurate, reliable, and cost effective solutions.”

About Bristol Instruments
Bristol Instruments designs, manufactures, and markets precision instruments based on its expertise in optical interferometry. Bristol’s flagship products accurately characterize the wavelength and spectral properties of lasers used by scientists and engineers at universities, government laboratories, and industrial laboratories. They are also used for the development and production testing of laser transmitters used in optical fiber communications. In addition, Bristol Instruments provides interferometer-based products to reliably measure critical physical dimensions of materials such as specialty plastic films, medical membranes, and ophthalmic products. For more information, visit

Source: Bristol Instruments, Inc.