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New Hands at the Helm of ATFilms

Boulder, CO., - Advanced Thin Films, (ATFilms) manufacturers of high-performance laser optics, announced today that Joe Stupfel has been promoted as the new General Manager at their Boulder location. He will be responsible for the continuing growth of ATFilms on all levels of performance, quality and delivery.

Joe has been with IDEX Corporation since 2003 and has held numerous senior leadership positions, including overseeing the Marketing, Sales, Engineering and Strategic Business Development functions within IDEX Health & Science. Most recently he was the Director of Integration for the CVI Melles Griot acquisition. A BS graduate in Biochemistry from the University of Oregon, Joe also holds an MBA from Willamette University.

Former ATFilms President and co-founder, Ramin Lalezari will be moving into the role of Chief Technology Officer to pursue his passion for technology development and innovation. His knowledge, experience and creativity will be instrumental in keeping ATFilms at the forefront of low loss IBS coatings, low scatter super-polished substrates and high damage threshold optics.

ATFilms is part of the newly formed IDEX Optics & Photonics platform, along with CVI Melles Griot and Semrock, Inc.


ATFilms, a Unit of IDEX Optics and Photonics, manufactures high-end laser mirrors and coatings with custom specifications using the highest level of engineering expertise available in the field today. Led by a team of highly experienced engineers, they offer laser coating engineering expertise for the most demanding custom applications. ATFilms’ innovative hard coatings are made possible by combining modern ion-beam sputtering techniques with proprietary volume manufacturing technology.

Founded in July 2002, ATFilms is based in Boulder, CO. In January 2011, ATFilms became a Unit of IDEX Corporation within the Optics & Photonics platform. For additional information about ATFilms and its products, visit the company website at

Amanda Valek-MacDonald
Semrock, a Unit of IDEX Corporation

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