SOURCE: City of San Jose

October 31, 2006 18:42 ET

City Council Commends Geometrics Corporation for Contributions to San Jose

San Jose Initiative Recognizes Local Innovators That Drive the Economy

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 31, 2006 -- Mayor Ron Gonzales and Councilmember Chuck Reed recognized Geometrics Corporation in a commendation -- presented at today's San Jose City Council meeting -- for the benefits the company provides to the San Jose economy and community.

Geometrics, a wholly owned subsidiary of OYO Corporation, is the world leader in the design and manufacture of geophysical instrumentation for natural resource and energy exploration.

Geometrics was cited in the commendation as being a valued partner in the San Jose community for its noteworthy contributions towards promoting and sustaining the continued economic and technological dynamism that exemplifies San Jose and Silicon Valley.

The commendation presented by the Mayor and City Council is a part of San Jose's Business Appreciation Initiative, a key component of the City's Economic Development Strategy and "Getting Families Back to Work" effort. This business-retention effort recognizes San Jose companies that meet at least one of the following criteria: fast growth, significant sales tax generator, large employer, or publicly traded company headquartered in San Jose.

For more information on the City of San Jose's Economic Development Strategy, visit

About Geometrics, Inc.

Geometrics, a wholly owned subsidiary of OYO Corporation, is composed of a group of dedicated scientists, engineers, skilled technicians and experienced sales people who design and build sophisticated hardware and software systems to investigate what lies beneath the surface of the earth. Their instruments are used in every conceivable venue from the highest altitudes to the ocean floor and in all climate and temperature conditions on sea and land.

Geometrics have been a world leader in the design and manufacture of geophysical instrumentation since 1968. Using the latest technologies, Geometrics designs and manufactures highly portable instruments to provide the user with a subsurface 'picture' of the earth. The products they design, sell and service are well suited for the harsh environments found on land, sea and airborne applications.

Geometrics are highly customer focused. Their staff of applications geophysicists is available to help clients choose the right instrumentation for their job and advises them how to optimize their surveys. An experienced customer service staff gets them back up and working fast -- if problems ever occur. And Geometrics staff is joined by a world-wide network of representative offices to answer questions and supply earth imaging tools so any quest is a success.

For additional information, please visit the company's website at, email or call the San Jose, CA headquarters at +1 408-954-0522.

About the City of San Jose's Office of Economic Development

The City of San Jose's Office of Economic Development (OED) is committed to a vital, competitive San Jose economy that increases prosperity for people and companies and enhances City revenues. The Office guides the City's economic strategy, provides assistance for business success, helps connect employers with trained workers, and provides art and cultural resources to our community. For more information, please visit

About the City of San Jose

From its founding in 1777 as California's first city, San Jose has been a leader, driven by its spirit of innovation. Today, San Jose stands as the largest city in Northern California and the Capital of Silicon Valley -- the world's leading center of innovation. The city, the 10th largest in the U.S., is committed to remaining a top-ranked place to do business, work, live, play and learn. For more information, visit

Contact Information

  • Contacts:

    Steven Brewster
    San Jose Office of Economic Development
    (408) 535-8168

    Tony Vasquez
    Geometrics, Inc.
    (408) 954-0522