FORMED IN 2016
Lucidity was formed in 2016 by Mike Collins, Jr. as an autonomous division of CEM Corporation, a 40-year-old, $100 million dollar, multinational company providing products into the analytical instrument and testing markets. Mike is the son of Mike Collins, Sr., one of the 3 founders of CEM Corporation, and the current owner of CEM.
LUCIDITY TEAM TAKES SHAPE
Mike was joined at Lucidity by two other CEM product developers, Brian Unites, Mechanical Engineer, and Rick Chapman, Software & Electrical Engineer, as well as two product developers from outside of CEM, Mike Davis, Mechanical Engineer, and Alyssa Sabolis, Research Scientist. Initally they rented a warehouse down the street from CEM’s headquarters.
In 2017 the Lucidity team doubled the size of their facility and created a full laboratory and machine shop in their facility along with a production area.
LUCIDITY TEAM GROWS
In 2017 they added two additional resources: Dan Scheid, Software & Electrical Engineer, Sawyer Lankford, Mechanical Design Engineer.
CUSTOMER EVALS AND DESIGN ITERATIONS
By 2018, Lucidity had produced working prototypes of both the miniGC and the miniLC and had delivered prototypes into the field into customer hands to get feedback for the next design iterations.