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It is with great sadness and regret that we share...
another pioneer has recently passed away. Cody Kreischer’s battle with cancer came to an end Tuesday morning.

Cody Kreischer started working for his father, Emil, as early as the fifth grade. With his hard work, determination and brilliance, he went from mopping floors and cleaning machinery, to becoming one of the most influential lens manufacturers in the United States. As technology advanced, so did Cody’s knowledge. He was able to combine the conventional methods of lens production with the current CNC and MRF platforms to create exceptional optics. Cody is the true definition of a Master Optician.

With his passing, the industry mourns one of the all-time greats. Besides his knowledge of aspheres, his presence and personality will be greatly missed. Cody was always first in line to help, to share, and to crack a few jokes. The only thing larger than his heart - was his laugh.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Cody’s family: Tina, Tristan, Alta, Ben, Rebecca, and Anna. Although Cody will be missed, Kreischer Optics and their customers are in good hands. Tina and Tristan will be continuing Cody’s legacy with help from all their dedicated employees.

Lee Steneken
Esco Optics
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