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Cooke Optics opens LA service operation for increased customer support in key market

Date Announced: 02 Dec 2019

- New operation will boast full lens servicing and testing on the West Coast
Pictured: Michael Nadas of Cooke Americas.

Leicester, UK – Cooke Optics has announced that it has opened a service operation in Los Angeles, CA, to provide full lens servicing and testing. This new operation further strengthens Cooke Optics’ dedication to worldwide service and support.

Les Zellan, Chairman, Cooke Optics, said, “With hundreds of movies and TV shows shot in and around LA each year, and many local rental houses stocking Cooke lenses, we’re proud to offer full lens servicing at a convenient location. The LA operation joins the Cooke service operations around the world, so customers can now reach us directly on both US coasts, the UK, São Paulo in Brazil and Shanghai in China.”

Michael Nadas has joined Cooke Americas as the company’s Optical Engineer in LA. He comes to the team with 28-plus years of technical experience in the film and television production industry, specialising in evaluating, testing and repairing both cinematic and broadcast lenses from multiple manufacturers to factory specifications.

Nadas commented, "I am very excited and honoured to represent Cooke Optics in the LA market. I look forward to giving the large Cooke lens base in the LA area a more personal touch and speedier service."

Nadas established the quality control standards for lens testing and evaluating procedures company-wide at Sim, a leading supplier of studios, production equipment, workflow/dailies and post-production solutions. Over the course of his career, he has acquired an in-depth technical knowledge of specific types of lenses that are unique to our industry and most recently led Sim’s Motion Picture Optics department out of Los Angeles.

“We’re pleased to have Michael head up the Los Angeles operation and being available locally, ready for anything that might arise," Zellan said. 

Michael Nadas can be reached at Tel. 1-661-855-9219 (mobile); 1-973-335-4460 (office) or vial email at michael.n@cookeoptics.com.


Cooke Optics UK
Cooke Close, Thurmaston
Leicester, LE4 8PT
United Kingdom
Tel. Tel. +44 (0) 116 264 0700
Cooke Americas
Tel. +1 973 335 4460

E-mail: sales@cookeoptics.com

Web Site: www.cookeoptics.com

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