Feature - Featured Success Story: Sydor Technologies

Sydor Technologies is a global leader in the manufacturing of high-speed diagnostic imaging solutions and ballistic test systems.  These complex measurement solutions generate critical results for the world’s most advanced applications in the defense, energy, ballistics, security, space, and research industries.

Michael Pavia, CEO and President, held key positions in laser fusion systems, semiconductor capital equipment, and satellite remote sensing systems prior to founding Sydor Technologies in 2004.  He was responsible for launching products on a global basis as the worldwide marketing manager of a $1.5B strategic product group at Eastman Kodak. Pavia joined The Entrepreneurs Network as he transitioned from being an “intrapreneur” to an “entrepreneur.”


Mike Pavia, CEO & President, Sydor Technologies

“Leading a startup is different than running a corporate division,” said Pavia.  “while I had experience as a global product executive, I wanted to tap the expertise of business owners that were negotiating contracts and securing money without the status of a Fortune 500 company.”


Pavia attributes Sydor’s profitable growth to a disciplined, targeted acquisition strategy that effectively balances innovation with risk mitigation.  This is key to gaining new customers across the globe and increasing sales with existing customers. Sydor now provides systems and support to more than 33 countries.  In June 2018, Sydor Technologies expanded its worldwide headquarters, engineering and manufacturing facility with business assistance from COMIDA and Empire State Development.

Pavia is proud of his team’s success in securing more than $15M since inception in federal Small Business Innovation Research funding; most recently Sydor Technology was awarded a SBIR Phase I contract worth $150,000 in January 2019.  Sydor will develop and commercialize a Transparent X-Ray Camera in collaboration with Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL.) The Transparent X-Ray Camera will image the x-ray beam profile at the time of impact with the target. This technology will provide scientists with fine details that were not previously available – such as the intensity distribution and profile of the beam – enabling end users to fine-tune peripheral equipment.  Future uses would allow the sensor to be used in other X-ray applications like fusion, OEM devices, and high energy physics.



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