Meet the Team

FiveNine optics is a small, custom coating house founded by an industry leading team. With many decades of experience making IBS coatings, as well as building companies, the team at FiveNine has the skill and experience needed to make us the best.


Ramin Lalezari
President & Co-Founder

Ramin has over 30 years experience in the industry.  He has successfully brought two optical component manufacturing companies from infancy to success.  With wide experience in the design, manufacturing, and end use of optics and laser components, Ramin brings unique value to our clients.

Rob Patterson
VP & Co-Founder

Rob brings over 20 years experience in the manufacturing of optical components. He knows the business inside and out—from facility construction and coating design to application ideation and customer relationship management.