5263 Stewart Road
Sumerduck, VA 22742
(540) 439-3690


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About the Company
The TriTek Corporation is a Virginia-based development and manufacturing company specializing in application requiring expertise in microscopic video imaging, analytical software, and computerized motion control.
Founded in 1992, TriTek's first mission was to reinvent the compound microscope. Our primary goal was to develop a fully integrated computerized microscope using an electronic video imaging system and the finest optical components available while maintaining a user-friendly ergonomic environment. In 1995, we launched our PC-based vision workstations achieving great success as shown by our growing list of satisfied customers that include some of the world's largest semiconductor manufacturers and healthcare providers.
TriTek has extensive experience in electrical, mechanical, electro-mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic design engineering and employs 3-dimensional modeling to assure first-time-build functionality.
TriTek's design philosophy and software development assures cost effective custom applications and seamless integration into manufacturing processes.
The TriTek Corporation was incorporated by the Commonwealth of Virginia State Corporation Commission May 8, 1992. The company specializes in adapting high-technology tools to make their applications controllable from the screen of a personal computer monitor by using video imaging and motion control technologies. The adapted tools can be controlled from the display screen using interfaces such as keyboard, mouse, trackball, voice command, head pointer, or cursor-activated keyboard. Tools targeted for adaptation and subsequent marketing are those that require an operator to maintain a rigid posture for extended periods, often resulting in sustaining debilitating injuries. Application of adapted tools will reduce on-the-job injury rates dramatically and will also open up new career opportunities for people with major mobility impairments.
Senior Executives
The chief scientist at TriTek is Rex Hoover. Rex developed his expertise through 34 years of work in high-technology fields, with 7 of those years as an electronics specialist/reactor operator in the U.S. Navy land-based nuclear power program. He followed that service with 25 years with the IBM Corporation where he developed application techniques for scanning electron microscopes and designed very large scale integrated circuit chips. Rex spent 7 years as a laboratory manager with IBM before founding the TriTek Corp., and is the president.
The lead designer of system software is Robert Hoover, a gifted programmer who wrote code as a hobby for 7 years before joining TriTek in 1993. His first major commercial product was the operating system for the PC-Scope computer-controlled microscope where he achieved world-class productivity as the principal programmer. Robert holds a Bachelor of Science degree, Major in Computer Science from Mary Washington College. He is a director and vice-president of the TriTek Corp.
The applications director is Patricia Hoover. Patricia has 8 years of experience working as a laboratory specialist for the IBM Corporation. She has a degree of Associate in Applied Science, Major in Medical Laboratory Technology from the State University of New York and has extensive experience in applying optical and transmission electron microscopes to the analysis of microelectronic structures. Patricia is also a director of the TriTek Corp.