News | January 17, 2017

MKS' Ophir® Business Unit Honored as Manufacturer of the Year by Utah Manufacturers Association

Source: Ophir Photonics
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MKS' Ophir® Business Unit

Andover, MA – MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI), a global provider of technologies that enable advanced processes and improve productivity, announces that the Utah Manufacturers Association has honored the Ophir Business Unit, part of the Light and Motion Division of MKS Instruments, as 2016 Utah Manufacturer of the Year for "Outstanding Performance in Operational Excellence, Economic Achievement, Workplace Safety, Community Outreach, and Fidelity to the Principles of Free Enterprise."  

Gary Wagner, General Manager, said, "This is a tremendous accomplishment by our Logan, Utah, team. We are humbled by the honor and pleased to be recognized for our dedication to customer service, Continuous Improvement, and Lean principles. We are the first company to have received the award twice, first in 2012 and again in 2016, and this award recognizes the hard work of the team in our on-going drive for excellence. I applaud their work and thank our local partners that have helped us as we have grown: Utah Manufacturers Association, Cache Chamber of Commerce, Utah State University, Bridgerland Applied Technology College, and local charities."

The Ophir Business Unit provides a complete line of instrumentation including power and energy meters, and beam profilers, and is celebrating 40 years of excellence as the global leader in precision laser and LED measurement equipment.

About MKS
MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKSI) is a global provider of instruments, subsystems and process control solutions that measure, control, power, monitor and analyze critical parameters of advanced manufacturing processes to improve process performance and productivity. Our products are derived from our core competencies in pressure measurement and control, materials delivery, gas composition analysis, control and information technology, power and reactive gas generation, vacuum technology, photonics, optics, lasers and motion control. Our primary served markets are manufacturers of capital equipment for electronic thin film, process manufacturing, environmental monitoring and life sciences, as well as government and research.

About Ophir Business Unit
With over 40 years of experience, Ophir provides a complete line of instrumentation including power and energy meters, and beam profilers. Dedicated to continuous innovation in laser and LED measurement, the company holds a number of patents, including the R&D 100 award-winning BeamTrack power/position/size meters; BeamWatch®, the industry’s first non-contact, focus spot size and position monitor for lasers in material processing; and Spiricon’s Ultracal™, the baseline correction algorithm that helped establish the ISO 11146-3 standard for beam measurement accuracy. The Photon family of products includes NanoScan scanning-slit technology, which is capable of measuring beam size and position to sub-micron resolution. The company is ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited for calibration of laser measurement instruments. Their modular, customizable solutions serve manufacturing, medical, military, and research industries throughout the world. For more information, visit


SOURCE: Ophir Photonics