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Seth Kassel, Mechanical Design Engineer


Seth joined Vista Photonics in August 2021. He is a graduate of Missouri University of Science and Technology with a Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering. While at MS&T, Seth was an undergraduate research assistant helping with research involving additive manufacturing of metal matrix nano-composites. As a Mechanical Design Engineer, Seth is responsible for creating engineering drawings, models, and assemblies. He also assists with research and analysis of design proposals as well as assembly of products.

Kyle Jones, Research Scientist and Quality Support


Kyle joined Vista Photonics in November 2019. He is a graduate of New Mexico State University with a BS in Chemistry. While at NMSU, Kyle was an undergraduate research assistant in an analytical chemistry lab specializing in uranium abatement using clay material. He then worked as a research lab technician in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry performing uranium analyses using spectrofluorimtery and clay characterization, such as pasticity, zeta potential, and surface area. As a Research Scientist, Kyle works with the Technical Staff in the development and assembly of the detection and monitoring instruments. He also supports the Quality System Manager with ensuring compliance to the AS9100 certification.

Bailey Montano, Support Specialist


Bailey Montana joined Vista Photonics in June 2020. She attended New Mexico State University and studied Mechanical Engineering. While there, she worked as a lab technician for a group that specialized in feed, seed, fertilizer and pesticide compliance. Prior to joining the company, she worked with a contractor at White Sands Missile Range that managed telecommunication throughout the range. She has over five years of experience in office work, customer support, and database management. She is responsible for providing administrative support to all staff members and assists with purchasing, inventory, and compliance. Bailey also works with the Quality department to oversee the Bonded Inventory and document deliverables storage.

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