Our Team

Justin Kraft

J. Kraft Microscopy is the vision of Justin A. Kraft, a physicist, engineer, former educator, and businessman. Curious from an early age, he was first introduced to microscopy by a university professor who allowed him to learn about and operate a SEM.

Years later, when working as a science teacher in a private school in Florida, Justin remembered the thrill of hands-on learning and wanted to give his students that same experience. He was able to procure a used JEOL JSM-840, but first needed to dismantle it, then rebuild it in his upstairs classroom.

There began his passion for microscopy.

With his students, he taught the functions of every part in detail; built a glass-lens analog of the SEM column and simulated the electron beam as it scanned back and forth; explained signal generators, trigonometric functions, electronics, optics, and quantum mechanics; and discussed electron mass and charge.

Since his days as an educator, Justin has worked as an applications engineer for EDS manufacturers and an independent service technician, rebuilding and reconditioning older SEMs. In 2013, he founded J. Kraft Microscopy with the mission of providing the highest quality microscopy services and expertise to customers around the globe.

To contact him, call (716) 592-4402 or email jkraft@jkraftmicro.com

 

Linda Mann

Linda Mann has been a part of J. Kraft Microscopy since the beginning. Between Justin’s microscopy background and Linda’s in Business Management and Human Resources, this gave J. Kraft Microscopy the foundation it needed to start and grow this company to where it is today.

Meeting Justin a year prior to beginning the business, they knew each other’s strengths and weaknesses so when a series of events occurred, it was clear that a merge of their talents to assist clients around the globe in the microscopy field was to be our next adventure in life.

Our attention to detail has provided us with a great reputation in the industry and we strive to provide the highest quality microscopy services and sales globally.

To contact her, call (716)-592-4402 or email lmann@jkraftmicro.com