Sandia Electro-Optics Corporation (SE-OC) Acquires Unique Services

Sandia Electro-Optics Corporation (SE-OC) acquired Unique Services Inc. ( ) on 1-April-2013. Effective immediately, Unique Services will conduct business as a Unit of SE-OC.

SE-OC was incorporated in NM earlier of this year with the goal of developing, manufacturing, and selling optically-enabled instrumentation for the life science and environmental sensing market segments. Commenting on the acquisition, SE-OC Founder & CEO Michael J. Cumbo said “Since the bill of materials for most optical instruments is at least 50% mechanical, it was strategically important for us to secure a source of highly customized precision opto-mechanical components. Unique Services clearly meets this foundational requirement and brings with it a valuable book of business and related contacts that is already expanding SE-OC’s scope of new business opportunities.”

Unique Services and SE-OC will continue to call Albuquerque home, and both will be based at the existing 2926 Girard Blvd. site for the next three to six months. SE-OC is actively searching for a larger facility in the same general area.

In his customer letter, Dr. Cumbo remarked “SE-OC has great respect for the solid reputation of Unique Services among its diverse customer base. Bill Brittelle will continue as the Shop Foreman of Unique Services, sustaining the excellent work that you have come to expect from us. We intend to build on that reputation by adding talented people and equipment to advance our capabilities in precision metal, plastic and glass machining, surface metrology, and flexible assembly work. To help ensure good business continuity, Brian Langwell will also be consulting with us for the next 12 months. A few days ago, we released the first phase of the revamped Unique Services web site ( ). In the coming weeks, we will expand the site, with the goal of making it easier for our customers to do business with us.”

Sandia Electro-Optics Corporation Announces New Foreman For Unique Services, LLC

Sandia Electro-Optics Corporation (SE-OC) is pleased to announce that Esequiel “EZ” Lopez has recently joined the Company as the Foreman of its prototype machine shop, Unique Services, LLC. EZ is a TVI/CNM graduate, and is well known throughout Albuquerque’s precision machinist community as a broadly experienced shop foreman, detail-oriented CNC programmer, and diligent machine operator. He comes from a local family of successful machine shop owners and skilled machinists, and brings with him a real passion for safety, orderliness and cleanliness, quality, and delivery. SE-OC Founder & CEO Dr. Michael J. Cumbo said, “The addition of EZ to our team has already had a very positive impact on the 3D milling capabilities and productivity of our Unique Services machine shop. In Unique’s low volume/high mix prototyping environment, our customers need a partner of EZ’s breadth and energy to collaboratively work through design improvements and then deliver high quality components in a timely manner. As we continue to build out the life science and environmental instrumentation business of SE-OC, Unique’s external and internal customers will benefit from the leadership of EZ and the investments we are making in the machine shop’s tools and work environment.”

EZ can be reached by phone at: 505-816-0212 or by email at:

About Sandia Electro-Optics Corporation

Sandia Electro-Optics Corporation is an employee-owned enterprise devoted to the development and commercialization of innovative measurement instruments in the life science and environmental sensing market segments. The underlying vision is to bring the compactness and reliability of telecom-grade technology to the next generation of low cost-of-ownership instruments. The Company is following a hybridized startup approach, building an incubator that co-locates small strategic acquisitions of foundational precision mechanics and electro-optical component capabilities with disruptive system-level inventions from university and national laboratory sources.