OUR COMPANY

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Over 44 years of industry knowledge and experience on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

OUR TEAM

MEET THE PEOPLE BEHIND YOUR PRODUCTS

TRavis Green

PRESIDENT

President of PFG Precision Optics, Inc. since 2002, Travis joined his brother as the third generation in the precision optics industry. In 2011, through its acquisition, he also became president of Alpine Research Optics, which significantly expanded the commercial component of the business and added an emphasis on laser optics. Prior to his career in optics, Travis was active in the financial services industry, including positions as a Managing Director, Investment Banking with A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc., president of a middle market investment banking firm he founded in Atlanta, and Deputy Manager in the International Banking Department with Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. in New York.

Travis received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Emory University in Atlanta, and a Master’s in International Business from the University of South Carolina.
Travis is a past board member of the Mississippi Manufacturers’ Association, past member of the Gulf Coast Business Council, and past president and director of the Rotary Club of Ocean Springs.

Courtney Green

VICE PRESIDENT

Courtney was born and raised on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Mississippi State University. After graduating college, he joined the family business in 1981. When Alpine Research Optics was acquired in 2011, he became Vice President of that company as well. Over the years, he mastered every aspect of precision optics manufacturing and can command every department – from fabrication to optical coatings.

KYLE FORTENBERRY

THIN FILM COATING ENGINEER

Master of Science in Physics
Georgia Institute of Technology – Atlanta, GA

Kyle was born and raised in Gautier, MS. He has a BS in Physics and Mathematics as well as a Minor in Chemistry from USM. He currently resides in Ocean Springs with his wife and three children. His love for learning and problem solving has served him well at PFG during his 10 year tenure. His primary area of focus is the coating department, where he oversees production, process improvement, and R&D.

Hobbies: shooting, woodworking, boating, scuba diving, camping, spending time with his wife and kids

KELLY TILLIS

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

BSBA: Management, with Emphasis in HR
University of Southern Mississippi – Hattiesburg, MS

Kelly was born and raised in Ocean Springs, MS where she currently resides with her husband. She is a first-generation college graduate and chose HR as a career to help ensure employees have a voice at their company and that they are treated fairly. Her career has spanned 10 years in HR with PFG Precision Optics, growing both the department and herself within the company.

Hobbies: beekeeping, crafting, gardening/landscaping, spending time outdoors with her family and playing with her dogs

AMBER CONTANT

SALES & MARKETING

Master of Business Administration
University of West Florida – Pensacola, FL 

Amber is originally from Navarre, FL and moved to Mississippi in 2015 after college. Her father is a retired Lt.Col. USAF pilot and her mother was a makeup artist. Her background is comprised of medical device sales – orthopedic and neurosurgery – and hospitality management. She joined PFG in pre-pandemic 2020 and is excited to see what this new future holds.

Hobbies: video games, board games, movies/tv, cooking, and spending time outdoors

STEPHANIE PARK

SALES & PROCUREMENT

BS: Business Administration
University of Southern Mississippi – Hattiesburg, MS

Stephanie is originally from Chicago, Illinois but has lived on the Mississippi Gulf Coast for over 20 years. She lives in Ocean Springs with her husband, son and dog, Frank. She has been working in the Sales Department at PFG Precision Optics since 2016. Stephanie enjoys building solid relationships, and the challenges and daily learning she gets from being in sales.

Hobbies: Cooking, running, crafting, reading, volunteering, traveling, spending time with family

OUR HISTORY

We are proud of our roots - learn more about us

Fred Ferson WorkingFred Ferson Headhsot Fred Ferson, great grandfather of recent PFG management, founded Ferson Optics in the nineteen forties stemming from a hobby of amateur telescope making.

That company achieved impressive growth and after more than two decades of operation it was sold to Bausch & Lomb in the late sixties.

The Greens
Don and Janet Green
PFG Precision Optics was launched almost a decade later when husband and wife, Don and Janet Green, daughter of Fred Ferson, established the company together with John Plummer, founder of Plummer Precision Optics in Pennsburg, Penn.

Current management represents the third and fourth generations in precision optics.

Travis
Travis
Courtney
Courtney
Throughout its history, PFG has built an exceptional reputation for manufacturing and coating extremely high quality, difficult to manufacture, precision optical components.  

The company is committed to the continual improvement and expansion of its manufacturing capability to be a more complete solution to its customers. Manufacturing capability, combined with an energetic dedication to customer service, has been the key to the company’s success.

Fred Ferson Working

Fred Ferson, great grandfather of recent PFG management, founded Ferson Optics in the nineteen forties stemming from a hobby of amateur telescope making.

That company achieved impressive growth and after more than two decades of operation it was sold to Bausch & Lomb in the late sixties.

Fred Ferson Headhsot

The Greens PFG Precision Optics was launched almost a decade later when husband and wife, Don and Janet Green, daughter of Fred Ferson, established the company together with John Plummer, founder of Plummer Precision Optics in Pennsburg, Penn.

Current management represents the third and fourth generations in precision optics.

Travis
Travis


Throughout its history, PFG has built an exceptional reputation for manufacturing and coating extremely high quality, difficult to manufacture, precision optical components.

Courtney
Courtney
The company is committed to the continual improvement and expansion of its manufacturing capability to be a more complete solution to its customers. Manufacturing capability, combined with an energetic dedication to customer service, has been the key to the company’s success.

QUALITY

To satisfy our customers and ourselves through continual improvement of the processes we own.

CERTIFICATIONS & COMPLIANCE

Professional Affiliations

OSA
SPIE