Marktech Optoelectronics Awarded Veteran-Owned Small Business Certification
LATHAM, N.Y. - July 23, 2019 - PRLog -- Marktech Optoelectronics, Inc. (Marktech), a privately-held designer and manufacturer of standard and custom optoelectronics components and assemblies, including UV, visible, near-infrared, and short-wave infrared emitters, detectors, InP epiwafers, and other materials, for aerospace, automotive, industrial automation, in-laboratory R&D, medical, robotics, sensors, wearables, telecommunications, and other applications, today announced that it is now a certified veteran-owned small business (VOSB).
This VOSB certification, awarded by the United States Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, via its Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE), follows Marktech's successful completion of a year-long application process. Over the next three years, this certification affords Marktech new eligibility under the Veterans First Contracting Program for federal contracting opportunities and related set asides, with subsequent renewal potential. Marktech is currently the only known VOSB-certified U.S. optoelectronics manufacturer.
Notes Marktech CEO, Mark Campito, "Speaking equally, as a proud U.S. Navy veteran, originally enlisting under the G.I. bill, and a proud 40-year veteran of the optoelectronics industry, this certification brings a special sense of honor, as it combines both of those rewarding histories. Marktech looks forward to the prospect of new business growth opportunities with the federal government now afforded us with this certification. At the same time, we remain grateful to the many OEMs who champion diversity initiatives within their supply chains, including for U.S. veteran-owned small businesses like ours."
The VA's Veterans First Verification Program affords verified firms which are owned and controlled by veterans and service-disabled veterans the opportunity to compete for VA set asides. During verification, the CVE verifies SDVOSBs/VOSBs according to the tenets found in Title 38 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 74 and 13 CFR Part 125 that address veteran eligibility, ownership, and control. In order to qualify for participation, eligible SDVOSBs/VOSBs must first be verified. Applicants are verified in four unique stages: intake, assessment, federal review and decision.
Founded in 1985, the Latham, New York-based Marktech has built a strong industry pedigree for R&D excellence. As a renowned optoelectronics engineering, design, and test facility, Marktech's unique core competencies are rooted in its proven capabilities to produce custom LEDs, detector components and assemblies in virtually any-sized quantity. Each product is designed and manufactured to customer exacting standards and is available with some of the industry's most competitive lead times. The company's engineering team also has the necessary full in-house capabilities to perform complete electrical and optical characteristics testing, as well as end-to-end examinations of all optical components, from die level to finished product designs. In addition, Marktech is an authorized Solution Provider for Cree high-brightness LEDs and materials and a member of AIM Photonics. For more information, visit www.marktechopto.com.
Molly Chamberlin, Embassy Global LLC for
Marktech Optoelectronics, Inc.
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