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Units 11-12a Isle of Man Freeport, Ballasalla


Our team are all highly trained and experienced, with our senior staff having over 100 years combined experience in the precision optics industry. We take pride in our work and hold ourselves to the highest standards.

Dr Helmut Kessler

Co-founder and Managing Director

A specialist in optical coatings, in high laser damage and ultrafast design, Helmut has worked on the Isle of Man since 1995 at Technical Optics (later CVI Technical Optics). He founded MPO in 2013.

In his spare time, Helmut enjoys nothing better than tinkering with his collection of classic cars.


Chris Bridle

Large Optic Product and Sales Manager

Chris has worked for leading optics manufacturers for over 32 years. He has a wealth of experience in both manufacturing and commercial operations. Chris has specialist knowledge in design, processing and coating technologies.

Chris is also a fisherman and to take his mind away from high-energy laser optics likes to head down to river and relax whilst waiting for the fish to bite.


Andy Collister

Polishing Manager

Andy has specialised in optical polishing since 1989. A key member of our team, Andy is an expert in large optics and achieving flatness after coating.

In his down time Andy is keen cyclist and enjoys racing the testing roads of the Isle of Man.


Nick Pearson

Sales and Operational Planning Manager

Nick has over 12 years’ experience in all aspects of both optical sales and manufacturing operations.

When he’s not running the operational planning and ensuring on time deliveries, Nick’s running up and down the fells of the Island or cooking up some mean curries.


Steve Goldsmith

Coating Manager

Steve has over 20 years’ experience in  optical coating, specialising in High LIDT coatings and repeatability of process throughout his career.

When he’s not obsessing over coatings and in his spare time, Steve is a very keen and well respected member of the IOM dog agility team and has competed nationally with his dogs at Cruffs.