A Professional Sales Engineering Channel since 1963

Griot Group Inc. is a team of professional sales representatives. 

Customers benefit from our science & engineering background, broad product & applications knowledge, and extensive field sales & supply chain experience. We help businesses and research institutions throughout the western states realize success.

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Core Competencies

  • Photonics
  • Optics
  • Optical Coatings
  • Vibration Isolation
  • Opto Electronic / Thermal Sensors
  • Si PMT’s
  • Lasers
  • Metrology
  • Micromachining
  • Vibratory Bowl Feeders
  • Thermoelectrics
  • Thermal  Management Solutions 
  • High Temperature Furnaces & Ovens
  • Materials Testing 
  • LED, OLED & Sunlight Readable Displays

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Markets Served

Products we carry range from detecting photons to manufacturing services allowing us to address a wide range of markets… Some examples:

  • Life Sciences and Biotechnology
  • Health and Safety
  • Defense and Security
  • Photonics & Opto-Electronics
  • Test & Measurement
  • Research & Development
  • Lighting and Controls
  • Energy Conservation
  • Manufacturing & Automation

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Photonics/Electro Optics

  • Detectors, photodiodes
  • Si, InGaAs PIN/APD
  • Pyroelectric/Thermopile
  • Motion and Presence
  • Fresnel Lenses
  • Laser Range Finders
  • Optical Filters

LED and Laser Diodes

  • LED Assemblies, Light Engines
  • LED Design Services
  • LED Optics, molded lenses
  • Lens arrays, Type I-V
  • LED Drivers, power supplies
  • UV-NIR
  • 805, 905, 1550nm Pulsed LD

Vibration Isolation

  • Sub-hertz isolators
  • Table Top, floor and subfloor platforms
  • Microscopy, AFM, SEM…
  • High capacity
  • OEM solutions

Precision Machining Manufacturing

  • Glass, Ceramic Hard materials
  • Plastics, Acrylics,
  • Flow Cells, Cards, disposables
  • Micro-Fluidics
  • Plastic Injection Molding
  • Vibratory Feeder bowls

Displays & Lighting

  • Sunlight Readable, Rugged
  • Customized displays
  • Display heaters, Transparent
  • LED Optics; Fresnel Lenses
  • LED assemblies

Test & Measurement

  • Photometers, colorimeters, Spectroradiometers
  • Fluorescence spectroscopy
  • 3D surface metrology
  • UTM, stress, tensile, hardness
  • High Temp Furnaces
  • Material testing, Tribology

Thermal Management

  • Peltier TE modules, assemblies
  • Solid state temp control
  • Heat spreaders, materials
  • Cartridge Heaters, Flex Heaters
  • Thick Film, Cast in Heaters
  • Thermal Electric Power

Power Supply, Generation

  • Modular, Custom,OEM
  • Constant Current/Voltage
  • Medical Grade
  • Desktop & Wall mount
  • LED Drivers, dimming
  • Solar Battery pack
  • Thermal Electric Power Gen

About Us

Griot Group Inc. customers know they are working with professionals with broad technical and product knowledge who can help choose the best solution for their needs. Griot sales engineers and staff help facilitate order processing and supply chain management.

Our Team

  • Ron Hegge, President

    Ron joined Griot in 1972 from Hughes Aircraft Company (Raytheon) with a background in project management. He graduated cum laude with an engineering degree and M.B.A from UCLA. After contributing to Griot Group as a Sales Engineer for many years, Ron presently serves as its President and Chairman of the Board.


  • David Butts, Vice President, COO

    Prior to joining Griot Group in 1993, Dave worked as a system engineer specializing in Infrared Imaging, Image Processing, and Product Management.  Dave has a BS in Physics from UCLA and is a member of several professional organizations (IEEE, OSA, SID, SPIE to name a few).


    Phone: 877–774-7468

  • Steve Kos

    Steve worked for various analytical instrument companies before joining Griot Group in 1998. He brings a wealth of technical knowledge and field sales experience to his work. Steve has a BS in Chemical Engineering with a Material Science minor from the University of Connecticut.


    Phone:  877–774-7468

  • Cyrus Wu

    Cyrus began his career working for an optical metrology company primarily serving the semiconductor and data storage industries. He has been with Griot Group since 2006. He has a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.


    Phone: 877–774-7468

Areas of Expertise

  • Photonics
  • Optical Coatings, Filters
  • Test & Measurement
  • Vibration Isolation
  • Life Sciences
  • Flow Cell Assembly
  • Microfluidics
  • Precision Machining
  • Photometry
  • Fluorescence Spectrometry
  • Photon Counting
  • LED Lighting
  • Thermal Management
  • Furnaces, Heaters
  • Surface Metrology