Curious. Creative. Cutting-edge.

Founded in 1995, Sierra-Olympic 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.

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Our Customer Commitment

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Our Leadership Team

Chris Johnston



Stan Voynick

Chief Engineer


Bill Vawter

VP of Engineering


Jennifer Johnston



Kyle Olsen

Strategic Supplier Manager


Jeff Leake

VP of Sales


Stephanie Mackris

Quality Manager


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Who We Are

Sierra-Olympic 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. Our philosophy is simple: Quality of life leads to quality of work. 

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.

Sierra-Olympic President Chris Johnston

Our History

Sierra-Olympic 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-Olympic'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. We support leading technologies in uncooled microbolometer FPAs, and we have extensive experience in infrared optics development and integration, and sensor-processor interfaces.

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Join the team

We are a growing company in a growing industry and are always on the lookout for uniquely-talented individuals to join our team.

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