ISO 9001 - AS 9100 - ITAR Standard & Custom Optical Filters and Coatings


October 21, 2017: We are saddened to announce the death of our founder, President and friend, Richard J. Bennett.  From its inception in his basement in 1977, Richard worked tirelessly to make Andover Corporation one of the world leaders in the design and manufacture of optical filters and coatings.

Richard grew the 43-year-old company from a two-man operation in his basement to a world-recognized leader in the design and manufacture of state of the art optical filters, coatings and related products. Andover Corporation has redefined precision in thin film coating technology and supplies key components in the astronomy, medical, autonomous vehicles, environmental and military markets.

He was an active member of many optical trade associations and an SPIE Member for nearly a decade. He brought his company to multiple SPIE events including Defense + Commercial Sensing, Photonics West, Optics + Photonics and Optifab for nearly 15 years. Richard's contributions were felt outside the optics community too. He was a member of one of the oldest charitable organizations in the world, the Brotherhood of St. Christoph, and a decorated Navy pilot. He is survived by his wife, Joann, and his nephew, Keith and his family.

Although he will be greatly missed, we at Andover Corporation are committed to continuing his legacy of excellence in product design and performance as well as customer service.