Meet the team

At TRIOPTICS USA, we strive to provide our customers with quality solutions to their optical metrology products. We do this with superior customer service and engineering excellence. With offices in both Southern California and in upstate New York, our team provides the experience, knowledge and insight to help our customers in North America succeed.

Erik Stover

President and CEO

Erik joined TRIOPTICS USA in April of 2019 as President and CEO, where his technical knowledge and business development experience bring foresight and insight to the team.  His experience in the optics industry is all-encompassing and include time as a test engineer at Ball Aerospace, a project engineer at LightWorks Optics (now II-VI), as R&D Manager at Janos Technology and as Global Business Development Manager at Taylor-Hobson.  In 2004, he was appointed CEO at M3 Measurement solutions prior to joining TRIOPTICS USA.  He is a US Navy Veteran and lives in Southern California with his wife and children.

Joel Murphy

Sales Director

Joel Murphy is the Sales Director for TRIOPTICS USA joining the company in 2019. Joel has over 20 years’ experience in optics manufacturing and photonics-based technologies. Drawing on a diverse background including operations management, program management, business development and sales he takes a well-rounded approach to his role. Based in Jupiter, his free time is filled with family, swimming, home improvement projects and playing guitar by the fire pit. Joel holds a BS in Business Management from Franklin Pierce University, graduating Valedictorian CGPS, Summa Cum Laude.

Tom Michailidis

Sales Manager

Tom Michailidis has been immersed in the optics industry for over 30 years, mostly in a technical sales role. He joined the TRIOPTICS USA team in 2022. Tom got his start in the Optics Apprenticeship program at Eastman Kodak while simultaneously attending Monroe Community College studying optical engineering. His hands on experience with the fabrication and testing of optical components and assemblies enables him to quickly find practical solutions for customers with challenging testing requirements. In his free time, he likes spending time with his two daughters, playing soccer, doing home renovation projects and hiking.

Stuart Frazier

Sales Manager

In 2023, Stuart joined TRIOPTICS USA as the AR/VR Sales Manager. He brings a strong technical background to the role, with a MS in Material Science & Engineering from the University of Washington. Recent experience includes customer-centric roles that involved the managing of global manufacturing projects and programs with a focus on the display metrology industry. His expertise covers in-depth knowledge of metrology cameras, mass production environments, device testing requirements, and how they are synchronized to produce high quality technical products. Located in Seattle, WA, Stuart enjoys his free time by traveling, golfing, attending sporting events, and spending time with friends and family.

Neil Jaramillo

Sales Manager

Neil Jaramillo is a Sales Manager for TRIOPTICS USA, joining the company in 2023. He brings 20+ years of experience in optics and photonics manufacturing, testing, and sales. Neil has worked with customers in multiple industries, including automotive, defense, life sciences, telecommunications, helping them acquire and implement solutions that advance performance and innovation in various applications. Neil holds a B.S. in Electro-Optics Engineering from New Mexico State and an MBA from UC Irvine. Based in Southern California, Neil likes to train in kickboxing & MMA, and is a lifelong Raiders fan.

Daniel Jones

Sales Manager

Daniel joined Jenoptik in 2022, becoming part of the TRIOPTICS team in 2024. Located in Silicon Valley, Daniel is focused on key accounts in the consumer electronics industry. Daniel has a master’s degree in physics (MPHys) from the University of Liverpool and has worked in the photonics industry for 14 years, starting as a laser production engineer, before moving into different sales roles. For the last 6 years he has been working with strategic accounts supporting global programs from design through to mass production. Outside of work, Daniel enjoys spending time with his family, cycling, playing soccer, and walking in the hills.

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