Jon Dummer is responsible for setting strategy and vision for Surface Optics Corporation. He directs company resources toward viable markets and establishes new product lines through a keen knowledge of in-house capabilities, set against those of strong competitors in the same field. He continually looks for new products from the company’s R&D activities. He has established a work place culture that attracts top talent with an extremely low turnover rate.
Under his direction, SOC has grown from a four-man measurement services company to an operation with over 50 employees and six major business units in hardware, software and service products. When appropriate, Mr. Dummer has formed special internal project teams to ensure responsiveness to customer’s needs, as in a recent case of a $25M total value award from the US Navy. Over the course of his tenure, SOC has grown from a start-up position to yearly sales of more than $9M. Jonathan Dummer received a BA degree from UC Santa Barbara in 1980.