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    Cotsworks is a manufacturer of rugged optical components and subsystems for harsh environments. It offers opto-electronic, interconnect, fiber, test equipment, passive components, and other products. The company serves the commercial and military aerospace, military tactical, oil and gas, and industrial markets. 
    HQHighland Heights, OH, US
    Employee Ratings3.5

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    Employees (est.) (Nov 2021)51(-3%)
    Cybersecurity ratingAMore
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    Key People/Management at Cotsworks

    Ken Applebaum

    Ken Applebaum

    Chief Executive Officer
    Marc Simms

    Marc Simms

    Vice President of Sales
    Meredith Peck

    Meredith Peck

    Chief Financial Officer
    Ray Wymer

    Ray Wymer

    Chief Operating Officer
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    Cotsworks Office Locations

    Cotsworks has offices in Highland Heights and Fulda
    Highland Heights, OH, US (HQ)
    749 Miner Rd
    Fulda, DE
    Am Alten Schlachthof 4
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    Cotsworks Financials and Metrics

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    Cotsworks Operating Metrics

    Aug, 2020

    Facility Space, sq. m

    2.8 k



    Parts Shipped Annually

    100 k


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    Cotsworks Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

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    Cotsworks Blogs

    Puddle, the “hardest working” dog in aviation

      June 21, 2021 COTSWORKS is excited to announce that our very own Puddle was named a finalist in’s top 20 cutest “co-worker’ in Northeast Ohio competition. Puddle is an eight-year-old Red English Lab, who often escapes from her office where she usually sleeps, to oversee production an…

    RJ-28G Transceiver Announcement

    April 19, 2021 COTSWORKS, a leading manufacturer in optical networking and connectivity for harsh environments is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of its 25–28Gbps product. The RJ-28G transceiver will feature a high-performance 850nm VCSEL and PIN supporting applications such as 25G Ethernet …

    COTSWORKS announces Investment from Phoenix Venture Partners

    Cleveland, OH, April 7, 2021. COTSWORKS, INC., a manufacturer of rugged optical components and subsystems for harsh environments, announces an investment from Phoenix Venture Partners LLC (PVP). Based in San Mateo, CA, and Seattle, WA, PVP invests in companies designing, developing, and manufacturin…

    COTSWORKS’ High School Student Mentee Wins Thomas Alva Edison Award at Ohio Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (OJSHS)

    March 12, 2021, High school junior Carleton Cort researched a magnetically deflected ballistic mass (MDBM) in a system where a moving mass is suspended (similar to a maglev train) inside an evacuated near-frictionless sheath. The inertia allows storage of energy in the movement of the mass with mini…

    2021-2022 Product Roadmap Updates and 1310nm Platform Developments

    COTSWORKS continues to focus on the expansion and innovation of its product platforms. Our public product roadmaps showcase our development plans for the next two years. These plans include both new product releases as well as ongoing enhancements to our existing platform product offerings. This mon…

    COTSWORKS Celebrates Its 15th Anniversary

    Cleveland, OH USA and Fulda Germany: January 4, 2021. COTSWORKS is pleased to announce its 15th anniversary as a leading global design and manufacturer of rugged optical components and subsystems for harsh environment applications. COTSWORKS designs, manufactures, and integrates optical components i…
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    Cotsworks Frequently Asked Questions

    • When was Cotsworks founded?

      Cotsworks was founded in 2006.

    • Who are Cotsworks key executives?

      Cotsworks's key executives are Ken Applebaum, Marc Simms and Meredith Peck.

    • How many employees does Cotsworks have?

      Cotsworks has 51 employees.

    • Who are Cotsworks competitors?

      Competitors of Cotsworks include CONEC, Sierra Technologies and Rosenberger.

    • Where is Cotsworks headquarters?

      Cotsworks headquarters is located at 749 Miner Rd, Highland Heights.

    • Where are Cotsworks offices?

      Cotsworks has offices in Highland Heights and Fulda.

    • How many offices does Cotsworks have?

      Cotsworks has 2 offices.