About Us

Photonics Foundries offers a unique, single team approach to complex opto-electronics design completion and manufacturing, combining hands-on engineering expertise with state-of-the-art facilities worldwide to help companies meet and expand market demand for high caliber, customized and low-volume production.
We are continually seeking established organizations for partnerships or aquisitions that compliment our product and services offerings.

Photonics Foundries acquired Ortel in 2023.

Nat Mani

CEO & Managing Partner
Photonics Foundries

Highly experienced in manufacturing services having served in  executive capacities in general management, business development, finance, operations and strategy resulting in highly successful exits for investors

- President & CEO Bestronics
- Sr VP Sales and Marketing Sanmina
- EVP Sales and Mktg Fabrinet (co Founder)

Rich Zoccolillo

President & Managing Partner
Photonics Foundries

Senior level executive with extensive experience in the optical communications market, spanning optical systems, transceivers and components and silicon photonics

- Sr VP Mktg & GM Poet Technologies
- VP Systems Mfg. and NPI Infinera
- President Pluggables Oclaro/Opnext
- GM Metro DWDM Lucent

Jon Thomas

CFO & Managing Partner
Photonics Foundries

Significant experience in investment banking, restructuring, hedge fund portfolio management, capital structure advisory, debt and equity capital raise, M&A, and restructuring

- Partner Quicksilver Capital Managing
- Director Woodside Capital
- Sr Portfolio Manager – Ziegler Lotsoff
- Investment Banker – JP Morgan

Building a Platform of Excellence

The Photonics Foundries platform consists of established organizations that complement each other’s strengths. All entities are grounded in highly focused customer service models based on technical excellence and flexibility, enabling us to provide superior manufacturing services with direct access to engineering expertise for NPI through full-spectrum manufacturing services. We strive to continue expanding our global reach and to provide high-quality, localized electronics manufacturing services and capabilities.


O Band Laser

March 25th 2024

LIDAR and Sensing  

March 15th 2024

Ortel Reborn 

October 12th 2023