Jon Cooper

‘Madam’ calls, and Spectronics Corp. goes all CIA

By GREGORY ZELLER // From the Art Imitates Life file comes the Spectronics Corp., which is absolutely ready for its latest closeup. The Westbury manufacturer smiled for the cameras on Friday, when production of the CBS Network political drama “Madam Secretary” moved in for a day of location shooting. Spectronics Corp.’s 100,000-square-foot facility played the role of a Virginia company that’s (spoiler alert) actually a CIA front, in an episode slated for broadcast later this…


Spectronics subsidiary goes global with new site

By GREGORY ZELLER // A Spectronics Corp. subsidiary focused on automobile leak-detection technologies has hit the gas on a souped-up website, part of a larger expansion effort for one of Long Island’s busiest high-tech manufacturers. Tracer Products, the automotive division of the longtime Westbury-based ultraviolet-light innovator, has officially launched its redesigned, multilingual website, built specifically to “provide the company’s existing vendors as well as new partners an enhanced interface on all levels,” Spectronics Corp. said…


Global ‘honor,’ and opportunity, for Spectronics

By GREGORY ZELLER // A 20-year veteran of the automotive aftermarket will represent Spectronics Corp. on the influential Overseas Automotive Council. Dan Tristan, who manages Latin American and Asian-Pacific sales for the innovative Westbury manufacturer, will join the 93-year-old OAC, a function of the Aftermarket Automotive Suppliers Association, a member organization addressing government affairs and industry trends affecting automotive suppliers. While its ultraviolet light-based technology and other innovations cross many markets, Spectronics is perhaps best…


At Spectronics, making it all work somehow

By GREGORY ZELLER // So where does Spectronics Corp. go from here? Founded by Bill and Morris Cooper way back in 1955, the longtime Long Island innovator has been to the cutting edge: Spectronics is credited with inventing fluorescent leak-detection systems – widely used by the automotive industry – and black light counterfeit currency detectors, not to mention the world’s first-ever universal ultraviolet cell phone sanitizer. It’s been to Hollywood: Agents Mulder and Scully used…