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Headwall Receives Commonwealth of Massachusetts Manufacturing Leadership Award

Bolton-based Headwall was honored at the Massachusetts Legislative Manufacturing Caucus's 7th Annual Manufacturing Awards Ceremony.

Company cited at 7th Annual Manufacturing Awards ceremony at Polar Park in Worcester 

Bolton, MA, September 16, 2022 — Headwall Photonics® was recognized today by the Massachusetts House of Representatives for “outstanding leadership in the Massachusetts manufacturing industry”.

(Left to right) Mass State Rep Jeff Roy (D-Franklin), Mass State Rep Kate Hogan (D-Stow), Headwall Region Sales Manager Mikhael Jobran, Headwall Dir Operations Dennis Lowell, Headwall VP Product Development David Blair, and Mass State Senator Eric Lesser (D-Hampden & Hampshire).


Bolton-based Headwall was honored at the Massachusetts Legislative Manufacturing Caucus’s 7th Annual Manufacturing Awards Ceremony, which took place September 16th along with the 2nd Annual Massachusetts Manufacturing “Mash-Up” at Polar Park in Worcester. Nominated by Representative Kate Hogan (D-Stow), the company was selected for its outstanding leadership skills in the manufacturing industry.

“The Annual Manufacturing Awards celebrate an industry that ‘s vitally important to the Massachusetts economy. I am thrilled to recognize a manufacturer from the Third Middlesex District that, in many ways, represents the future of manufacturing — Headwall Photonics is a global player in the fast-growing photonics marketspace and it ‘s very exciting to have them headquartered here in Bolton,” said Rep. Kate Hogan.

David Blair, VP Product Development at Headwall Photonics said that “on behalf of everyone at Headwall, we’re honored by this recognition as a long-time Massachusetts manufacturer of high-end photonic components and imaging systems that demand high precision and consistency in performance so that users can inspect and grade food and manufactured goods, measure color accurately, monitor our changing environment, and keep our troops safe.”

About Headwall

Headwall Photonics®, headquartered in Bolton, MA, designs and manufactures hyperspectral solutions and technologies for the industrial, government, academic, and research end markets. The company ‘s products operate across the spectral range to analyze complex hyperspectral images and provide actionable insights to its customers. The company recently acquired Holographix® LLC in Marlboro. Holographix focuses on micro- and nano-structure replication of high-performance, custom-designed photonic solutions for a variety of markets. For more information, please visit

About the Massachusetts Manufacturing Mash-Up

To kick off manufacturing month in the Commonwealth, The Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CAM), along with MassMEP, MassRobotics, Forge, WPI and the MassHire boards, are hosting the “Massachusetts Manufacturing Mash-Up” at Polar Park in Worcester, Massachusetts. The “Mash-Up” is a conference for partners and industry to come together to help accelerate advanced manufacturing and celebrate all our successes here in the Commonwealth. The event offers numerous opportunities to meet new businesses or partners, find the resources to help our manufacturers succeed, and gain the knowledge to join the advanced manufacturing world in which we now operate.

About Massachusetts State Representative Kate Hogan

Representative Kate Hogan represents the Third Middlesex District, which includes the towns of Bolton, Hudson, Maynard, and Stow. She currently serves as Speaker Pro Tempore. In past terms, Representative Hogan served as House Division Leader, House Chair on the Joint Committee on Public Health and a Co-Chair of the Legislature ‘s Elder Caucus. Rep. Hogan can be reached by phone at 617-722-2600 or by email at You can also connect with Rep. Hogan from her website, on Facebook or Twitter (@repkatehogan).


Media Contacts:

Ross Nakatsuji
Headwall Marketing Communications Manager
580 Main Street
Bolton, Massachusetts 01740
Tel: +1 978-353-4051

Alison Kenney
Communications Director
Office of Representative Kate Hogan
Tel: +1 617-722-2600

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