The Company History- From A 2 Z
Technologies Corporation was founded in 1997 and focused
on the development of customized instrumentation for
primarily Government customers, mainly through the Small
Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Program.
A2Z Optics Corporation was formed in 1998 as a
commercial spin-off and focused on the commercial
development of an optics engine for multiple commercial
applications (both Government and Commercial). In
2005, the entire business
division for this product was
purchased by an outside venture.
A2Z Innovations, Inc. was formed in 2003 to
help small companies bring
products to market. We partner with
companies/entrepreneurs that have may access to a market, but
are having difficulty developing a breadboard, prototype
or production-ready product or system. Under
certain conditions, A2Z
Innovations can perform product development services on a product-equity basis.
Our mission at A2Z is to provide the skills, knowledge,
and experience necessary to transition feasible concepts
to marketable products and to new business opportunities
for our clients.
Our Experience: Over 30 years experience in new product development.
For over 30 years, the principals of
A2Z Innovations, Inc. have been developing new products
and launching new businesses that cover
the spectrum in technologies, applications, and
customer bases. From high-tech, to low-tech, to
no-tech, the key element in all successful development
efforts has been the assembly of the right team with the
experience for market launch.
Michael C. Zari - President and
Since 1986, Michael C. Zari has been at the
forefront of new product development; teaming with
customers and clients in both the commercial and
Government arenas. Having
achieved many product successes over the years, he has
valuable experience in all aspects of product
development: from concept, to production, and the
processes in between (i.e. design/engineering,
prototyping, testing, product management, marketing,
etc.). With a Masters Degree in Electrical
Engineering and a forte in all aspects of new/commercial
product and business development, Michael has authored many papers
and articles in the technical and scientific community,
is an international presenter and speaker, and is a co-inventor on numerous
patents and applications. His talents and
organization are a great asset to rapid product
development, commercialization and for new business development efforts
located in Madison, AL, which neighbors Huntsville, AL, "America's
Space Capitol." The Huntsville area remains one of the
South's fastest-growing. The population of the Huntsville, AL MSA is estimated at
over 455,000 (an increase of ~ 22% in the past 10
years), and it has one of the highest per capita incomes
in the Southeast. Huntsville is also the 2nd largest city in Alabama.
metro-Huntsville area is
home to more than 50 Fortune 500 companies and is best known for its
heritage in the military and aerospace industries.