Mission Statement

“Providing tangible solutions with integrity, ethics and morals as the fundamental principles supporting our innovative value.”

Our Story

Optics Engineering is a 100% aboriginally owned and operated Canadian company that was founded in Northern Alberta. We have a collaboration of skills sets that encompass extensive business and project management experience with professional engineering knowledge geared specifically for today’s competitive market and challenging economy.

Meet the Team


Richard Saari

President & CEO

Richard Saari was born and raised in Fort McMurray, Alberta and is proud to be a member in good standing of Local Metis 1935.   He brings over 30 years experience from working in the Northern Alberta Oil Sands in existing In-Situ and Mining Operations, as well as breaking ground for new oil and gas facilities. His reputation stems from his achievements as Executive Management of Maintenance, Engineering and Technical Services teams, on major Project Planning and Execution of large scale Outages and Turnarounds.


Neal Barnes

Chief Operating Officer

Neal Barnes is also an Alberta Metis member, that has a magnitude of experience in Industrial Oil and Gas, that began with Steamfitting and has thus far, lead to owning and running several businesses, with no end it sight. Neal is a top tier performer with a suite of skills enhancing all client interface requirements.