IRIDIAN: new CATA member Advancing the Competitive Innovation Nation
April 10, 2012

We are very pleased to announce that IRIDIAN has joined the growing ranks of new CATA members, supportive of the industry's Innovation Nation Campaign and utilizing CATA Resources to help grow their business with special interests in export promotion in China and Latin America. 


IRIDIAN was founded in 1998 as a spin-off from the National Research Council of Canada. Today it has about 130 employees and competes globally with exports to the United States, Europe, China, Korea and Japan. Iridian’s capability ranges from the production of very high volumes of coated optical components to special projects such as providing filters for space observation instruments. The company expects to continue expansion and diversification in all market areas. More detail on the company can be found at 

++ Action Item:  Please review an Open letter from Sir Terry Matthews, CATA's National Spokesperson, on Why Join CATA. In the Open letter, there is also a link to a CATANet TV video interview of CATA President, John Reid, talking about business leverage provided by the CATAAlliance.