About Us

Since its incorporation in 1964, DAC has grown to become one of the world’s foremost suppliers of ultra-precision equipment for the manufacture of contact and intraocular lenses.

DAC is a vertically integrated company that designs the mechanical, electronic, software and automation components of all its products.

Fabrication, testing and customer training are done in Carpinteria, California, USA.  We are 1.5 hours north of Los Angeles International Airport by car, or 20 minutes from the Santa Barbara Airport.

DAC International is an established leader in the global market for contact and intraocular lens production equipment. In addition, DAC lathes and mills are used for the ultra-precision machining of plastics and non-ferrous metals.

Under the guidance of our dedicated, experienced management team, DAC International has developed and maintained a worldwide reputation for excellence in quality, innovation and service.

TitleNameYears at DAC
PresidentKen Payne17 years
Director of Sales, Americas & Pacific RimChris Pantle11 years
Director of Sales, EMEA, India & ChinaDavid GoldenJune 2016
Director of EngineeringEd Seery  4 years
ControllerJoyce Kawachi31 years
Technical Services ManagerDave Stubbe29 years
Software ManagerNeal Bergman29 years
Applications ManagerJim Marks20 years
Customer Service ManagerJuana Sanchez31 years
Sales & Marketing ManagerLinda Silbert32 years


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