Acratech is a family run manufacturer of quality, innovative products for photography and imaging. All Acratech products are proudly made in our new Pomona, CA facility using the finest materials and top quality workmanship. Acratech employs about 12 people who do machining, inspecting, assembly, shipping and other various tasks. Many of our employees are not only skilled craftsman but are also accomplished photographers.
Scott Dordick is the founder and CEO of Acratech. He developed a passion for photography while very young and by the time Scott was in the 8th grade he had built a darkroom in his bedroom closet and at about the same time Scott was also building a motorcycle in the middle of his bedroom. With over 30 years of experience; Scott’s passion for Photography and his mechanical abilities, have blended together to design and manufacture Acratech products.
In 1999 Acratech was a job shop doing machining for a wide variety of customers including aerospace, automotive and medical. In the evenings Scott, designed and manufactured the original prototype of the Ultimate Ballhead. He decided to design a new ballhead because he could not find a strong and lightweight ballhead that would work well for hiking and travel photography. Mr Dorick built this prototype ballhead for his own use, thinking that it would not be possible to compete against big companies like Arca-Swiss. Scott was persuaded to start selling ballheads by people who would see his prototype ballhead and often ask “Where can I buy a ballhead like that?”