Bolton Manufacturer Honored at 7th Annual Massachusetts Manufacturing Awards Ceremony

Bolton-based Headwall Photonics was honored at the Massachusetts Legislative Manufacturing Caucus’ 7th Annual Manufacturing Awards Ceremony, which took place September 16th along with a “Massachusetts Manufacturing ‘Mash-Up’” at Polar Park in Worcester. Nominated by Representative Kate Hogan (D-Stow), Headwall Photonics was selected for its outstanding leadership skills in the manufacturing industry.  


“The Annual Manufacturing Awards celebrate an industry that’s vitally important to the Massachusetts economy. I’m thrilled to recognize a manufacturer from the Third Middlesex District that, in many ways, represents the future of manufacturing — Headwall Photonics is a global player in the fast-growing photonics marketspace and it’s very exciting to have them headquartered here in Bolton,” said Rep. Kate Hogan.   


Headwall Photonics was founded in 2003 as part of a divestiture from Agilent Technologies and, today, is a global leader with facilities and partners around the world. Headwall designs and manufactures a new class of instruments called spectral imaging sensors that are used in remote sensing, advanced machine vision, medical-biotech, and defense applications. 


David Blair, VP Product Development at Headwall Photonics said, “On behalf of everyone at Headwall, we’re honored by this recognition as a long-time Massachusetts manufacturer of high-end photonic components and imaging systems that demand high precision and consistency in performance so that users can inspect and grade food and manufactured goods, measure color accurately, monitor our changing environment, and keep our troops safe.” 


Massachusetts Manufacturing ‘Mash-Up’ 

To kick off manufacturing month in the Commonwealth, The Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM), along with MassMEP, MassRobotics, Forge, WPI and the MassHire boards, are hosting the “Massachusetts Manufacturing Mash-Up” at Polar Park in Worcester, Massachusetts.  The “Mash-Up” is a conference for partners and industry to come together to help accelerate advanced manufacturing and celebrate all our successes here in the Commonwealth. The event offers numerous opportunities to meet new businesses or partners, find the resources to help our manufacturers succeed, and gain the knowledge to join the advanced manufacturing world in which we now operate.   

Headwall Photonics 

Headwall Photonics®, headquartered in Bolton, MA, designs and manufactures hyperspectral solutions and technologies for the industrial, government, academic, and research end markets. The company’s products operate across the spectral range to analyze complex hyperspectral images and provide actionable insights to its customers. The company recently acquired Holographix® LLC in Marlboro. Holographix focuses on micro- and nano-structure replication of high-performance, custom-designed photonic solutions for a variety of markets. For more information, please visit 

Representative Kate Hogan 

Representative Kate Hogan represents the Third Middlesex District, which includes the towns of Bolton, Hudson, Maynard, and Stow. She currently serves as Speaker Pro Tempore. In past terms, Representative Hogan served as House Division Leader, House Chair on the Joint Committee on Public Health and a Co-Chair of the Legislature’s Elder Caucus. Rep. Hogan can be reached by phone at 617-722-2600 or by email at [email protected]. Her website is You can also connect with Rep. Hogan on Facebook ( or Twitter (@repkatehogan). 



Pictured (l-r): Headwall Photonics’ Regional Sales Manager Mikhael Jobran, Headwall Photonics’ VP of Product Development David Blair, and Headwall Photonics’ Director of Operations Dennis Lowell at Polar Park with Rep Kate Hogan

Recent News

Santa Maria Holy Ghost Society honored on 50th Anniversary

The celebration of the Holy Ghost Society in Hudson on the occasion of their 50 anniversary was remarkable. A procession from St Michaels to the Hudson Portuguese Club was filled...

MA House passes law to shield personal cellphone data collection

The Massachusetts House of Representatives unanimously passed H.357, An Act protecting reproductive health access, gender affirming care, religious liberty, and freedom of movement by banning the sale of cell phone...

MA House passes economic development bill and Rep. Hogan’s bill to prevent sexual assault by health professionals

The Massachusetts House of Representatives took up the Governor’s economic development bill and deliberated on over 600 amendments, including an amendment by Rep. Hogan to study transportation in the 495/Metrowest...