JML Optical Industries, LLC today announced it has acquired the operating assets of Harold Johnson Optical Laboratories, Inc. (HJOL). Based in Gardena, California, HJOL manufactures custom optics in prototype and production volume quantities. It serves customers in the defense, industrial, medical and research industries in the US and globally.

“HJOL’s capabilities are a great complement to JML Optical’s existing strengths,” noted Bob Bicksler, JML Optical President and CEO. “HJOL has a well-earned reputation for customer service and is among the industry leaders in manufacturing and testing cylindrical optics. We look forward to offering these expanded capabilities to both existing and new customers.”

Hal Johnson, Jr., President of HJOL, commented, “I am very pleased that the company is joining JML Optical. The entire Harold Johnson team works extremely hard to support customers. I know that JML shares this customer-centered mindset and that our customers will continue to have world-class optics and world-class support going forward.”

About JML Optical Industries, LLC

JML Optical develops and manufactures optical solutions that meet its customers’ product development needs from prototype through production. The company is a leading designer and manufacturer of custom precision optical components, assemblies and systems. JML serves OEM manufacturers in the defense, medical diagnostic, life sciences, metrology and biometrics industries. JML Optical was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Rochester, NY.