Livonia's Visotek aims for 10-15 new hires in next 18 months

It's hard to figure which is brighter for Livonia-based Visotek: its high-powered lasers or its future.

"We've created this laser and it's the Holy Grail of diode lasers," says Sheila Jensen, president and CEO of Visotek.

The firm, which also partners with Fraunhofer USA, develops and manufactures high-brightness diode lasers used for manufacturing and the military. It has already shipped the first 10 to customers and is making 30 more.

Visotek is also working on ways to ramp up growth funding. It estimates its market size at $40 million, primarily in the industrial and defense industries.

The majority woman-owned business started with three people and employs 10 today. It hopes to add another 10-15 within the next 18 months. Those hires are expected to include both experienced management and engineers.

Source: Sheila Jensen, president and CEO of Visotek
Writer: Jon Zemke
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