our history

More than 65 years of evolution in optics have brought Advanced Glass Industries to its  well-respected place in the industry.  The company was founded by Bernard and Gene Fischer just after World War II as Fischer Optical, with a focus on repressing (remolding) optical and industrial glasses.  After 25 years of providing quality products, Fischer Optical was purchased by Bunnington Corporation, keeping on Gene and his brother Henry as president and vice president.  Bunnington decided to close the original Fischer Optical company.  However Henry Fischer, Jose Pantoja, and Frank DeRosa started up a new company, HJF Optical in 1975.  Employees form Fischer Optical migrated to HJF Optical, so the skill, experience, and great service continued on.

As HJF Optical grew, Henry's son John saw an opportunity to expand the repressing business to offer glass blank machining as well.  In 1994 they came to an agreement with longtime associates, Tony Marino and Henry Louis.  Tony came from an optical testing and fabrication background, and as president brought the experience needed to grow the business.  John would be vice president, Henry Louis would be sales manager, and Henry Fischer would stay on to aid in the company growth.  The company name was changed to Advanced Glass Industries to encompass the wider range of services offered.

Since then, Advanced Glass Industries' size and capabilities have steadily evolved.  Our progress is thanks to you, our loyal customers, and our very hard working and dedicated workforce.  Our goal is to to continue to grow and serve our customers to our fullest ability.  We look forward to seeing what the future will bring.
                            years of providing quality glass blanks