Our goal is to provide our customers with quality solutions and world-class service for their R&D and engineering programs.



John Ellis founded Optics for Hire in 2002. He previously served as VP of Marketing for a NASDAQ listed data storage firm- Constellation 3D. John has held sales and marketing positions in capital equipment and software industries. He holds a BA from Haverford College and worked for for former US Senators Paul Tsongas and Warren Rudman after his graduation. He is active in the Boston area entrepreneurial community and mentors teams in the MIT 100K business plan contest.

Company History

Optics for Hire was founded in 2002 to market the optics design consulting services of a team of Ukrainian engineers with over 20 years of collaborative experience in designing opto-mechanical systems for a wide variety of applications including optical media, biomedical devices, illumination and imaging systems, and metrology tools. In 2006, the company added an engineering consulting office in Minsk, Belarus.

Working with Optics for Hire allows firms to leverage their own expertise and enhance their productivity at a compelling price. We are customer-focused and aim to deliver precisely what you need and to give clients maximum project control. Our customers have come to consider Optics for Hire as a resource that enhances their own capabilities with a significantly lower cost than doing the job internally. We are incorporated in the United States and are rigorous in our protection of our clients’ intellectual property.