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James Sydor

Owner and Chairman, Sydor Optics Inc.

James Sydor has been a part of the family business for over 40 years, back when Sydor Optics focused more on lenses and prisms. Sydor Optics was founded by his father, Stefan Sydor, in 1964. The younger Sydor has helped guide the company into a niche, specializing in flat optics. The company’s tagline is “Our World is Flat.”

Sydor emphasizes excellent customer service, consistent delivery and quality products, which has led the company to a customer satisfaction rate of 99.96 percent. He views all of Sydor’s employees as family and aims to take care of them as such. Sydor is proud of what the company has evolved into over the past 58 years with high quality products and high quality people.

This profile is part of Rochester Business Journal's Power 50 Technology list for 2022. Information used in this profile was sourced from the honoree. View the full list at


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