Rayotek is building a 7-foot glass sphere which will be a key component of Triton Submarines’ deep-sea submarine. The glass will be able to handle the pressure of being at the deepest point of the world’s oceans.

Rayotek is building a 7-foot glass sphere which will be a key component of Triton Submarines’ deep-sea submarine. The glass will be able to handle the pressure of being at the deepest point of the world’s oceans. Photo by Rendering courtesy of Rayotek

RAYOTEK INC.

CEO: Bill Raggio.

Revenue: Undisclosed.

No. of local employees: 19.

Investors: Bill Raggio, Jessica Yadley.

Headquarters: Sorrento Valley.

Year founded: 1992.

Company description: Maker of specialty glass and sapphire parts for the aerospace, construction and other industries.

What makes the company innovative: Rayotek engineers glass for cutting-edge applications, such as a deep-sea submarine.

Key factors for success: Knowledge of material, maintaining an environment that allows employees to question assumptions and think unconventionally.

A Florida company putting together a submarine that will attempt a dive to the deepest part of the world’s oceans is getting some help from San Diego-based Rayotek Inc...

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