A Curious, Creative and collaborative team on the on the Cutting-edge of infrared

Founded in 1995, Sierra-Olympia Technologies is a small independent company that has made a big impact over the years. Our strength lies in our team, our legacy in the industry, and our creative drive to explore and advance the fascinating science of thermal imagery.

Our Mission

We strive to earn and uphold the reputation as a trusted and respected authority on practical, high-value infrared camera products and services. By developing, inspiring, and fostering an engaged staff of experts, we strive to deliver products and services that exceed customer expectations.

Our Leadership

Chris Johnston

President

Stan Voynick

CTO, VP Customer Support

Jennifer Johnston

COO / CFO

Tim Decker

Director of Product

Andy Crafts

Director of Engineering

Jeff Leake

VP of Sales

Bill Vawter

VP of Manufacturing Operations

Stephanie Mackris

Director of Quality

Hood River is an expanding technology hub for professionals chasing adventure.

Sierra-Olympia Technologies Inc. is headquartered in the Pacific Northwest, in the outdoor adventure town of Hood River, Oregon. We are an eclectic group of engineers, designers and industry professionals with a wide variety of backgrounds and skill-sets. When we’re not in the office or lab, we can be found scattered around the forests, rivers, and mountains just outside of town, clearing our heads and making the most of our surroundings. Quality of life leads to quality of work.

Sierra-Olympia office art.

Our History

Sierra-Olympia Technologies, Inc. was founded in 1995 as a sales representation firm for advanced, cooled infrared camera technologies developed by Amber, a Raytheon Company.

The founders’ experience dates back to the earliest commercially-available, cooled InSb cameras developed in the late 1980’s. In 2010, the company was acquired by Hood Technology Corporation of Hood River, OR.

Sierra-Olympia’s expertise spans virtually all modern FPA-based infrared imaging technologies. We have grown to become one of the largest consumers of cooled MWIR component technology in the world.

Sierra-Olympia engineers working diligently.

Our Future

Sierra-Olympia continues to support leading technologies in uncooled microbolometer FPAs, and build extensive experience in infrared optics development, integration and sensor-processor interfaces. We will continue to support custom solutions for OEM Integration and deliver products and services that exceed customer expectations.