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Salvo Technologies Acquires Spectrecology, LLC

Acquisition expands company’s spectral sensing offerings to customers, adding complementary systems and components of modular spectroscopy

SEMINOLE, FL — [February 2, 2021] –  Salvo Technologies Inc., a technology-based holding company, has acquired Spectrecology, LLC (St. Petersburg, FL), a leading distributor of spectrometers, imaging and sensing products. 


Spectrecology owner Mike Morris was the founder of Ocean Optics, where he developed the world’s first miniature fiber optic spectrometer. Today, the company offers a robust inventory of products, custom-built solutions and a revolutionary new rental system to provide its clients with cost-efficient, high performance sensing for all industries and applications. 


The acquisition bolsters Salvo Technologies’ manufacturing base, adding complementary solutions for the educational and environmental markets, while allowing Salvo Technologies to better serve its existing customer base. 


“This acquisition is exciting for many reasons,” said Hugh Garvey, Director of Imaging and Sensing at Salvo Technologies. “Spectrecology has a unique platform and deep customer knowledge base. Mike Morris and his team have been in the spectroscopy field for decades. He invented the miniature spectrometer when he started Ocean Optics. To have someone on the team like that is super exciting to me. By leveraging his years of experience and his network of customers, Salvo is taking a gigantic leap forward in the space!”


“It’s exciting to be connected with an aggressive, dynamic group like the Salvo Technologies team,” said Mike Morris, owner of Spectrecology. “The energy and excitement surrounding the team, along with its extremely fast growth trajectory, are reminiscent of Ocean Optics in the early years. In addition, having access to the company’s deep bench of photonics experts allows me to do what I love, which is to create exciting products that solve real-world problems.”


The acquisition is official as of today. Salvo Technologies will continue to notify customers and suppliers of the news. There will be no change in service or supply in the near term. The company will look at consolidating operations to increase efficiency in the future.



About Salvo Technologies, Inc.

Salvo Technologies Inc. invests in and develops manufacturing companies serving the defense, security, medical, industrial and commercial markets. From its inception in 2007, it has grown into an organization with global reach and manufacturing capabilities on multiple continents. Its divisions provide a range of world-class products and services including imaging and sensing solutions with an emphasis on multispectral and polarimetric systems, high-reliability electronic and electro-optical components and assembly, optical filters, thin and thick film coatings and fire-control optics. Salvo Technologies is a privately held company headquartered in Seminole, FL. For more information, please visit www.salvo-technologies.com.

About Spectrecology

Spectrecology, a distributor of systems and components of modular spectroscopy for educational and environmental applications, is the lead expert in providing high-performance, user-friendly, and cost-effective solutions. Spectrecology offers rental services for spectrometers, analyzers, and spectral cameras, as well as custom feasibility studies for sample testing. With more than 30 years of expertise, Spectrecology was founded to provide everyone the capabilities of analyzing and innovating. Spectrecology’s mission is to become the go-to supplier of spectroscopy in all markets by providing its customers with solutions tailored for their needs and superb customer support. Please visit www.spectrecology.com.