ATN Corp Marks Milestone Anniversary

Celebrating 30 years of being on the forefront of electro-optics technology.

posted on May 2, 2024
ATN Corp anniversary

ATN, a leader in day, night and thermal electro-optics technology, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. What began as a start-up venture in Redwood City, CA—in a burned-out bank building—has evolved into one of the foremost tech-optics companies today.

With a single phone line and a modest advertisement to spread the news, ATN began importing and distributing night-vision devices through the convenience of mail order. From these humble beginnings, the firm has grown from importer to designer and manufacturer of cutting-edge day/night and thermal units. The company’s roots in the Bay Area initially provided fertile ground for growth, tapping into a rich pool of technical talent who helped propel ATN’s products into the digital age. As electro-optics technology evolved into sophisticated computer systems, it has thrived in the dynamic environment of Silicon Valley.

In 2019, ATN made the decision to relocate operations to Doral, Fl, seeking a more conducive business environment and a cultural synergy. This move heralded the establishment of a sprawling assembly production line and warehouse, cementing its position in digital smart scopes, night-vision and thermal imaging.

The founders of ATN embody a diverse blend of backgrounds. Marc Vayn, a native of San Francisco, CA, grew up in the heart of the tech capital, infusing the company with a deep understanding of innovation and technological advancement. James Munn, hailing from the hunting grounds of Vermont—and a proud U.S. Army veteran—brings a wealth of experience and a passion for outdoor pursuits.

“We are thrilled to commemorate this 30-year anniversary of innovation, growth and unwavering dedication to excellence,” said Munn, CEO at ATN. “Our journey has been marked by a relentless pursuit of technological advancement and a steadfast commitment to meeting the evolving needs of our customers. And what I find so absolutely thrilling is that after 30 successful years in this business, we know we’ve only just scratched the surface of what we can do.”


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