RANDOLPH, Mass.—Stanley Zaleski, co-founder of Randolph Engineering, passed away peacefully on Oct. 16, 2021 at the age of 82. Stanley immigrated to the U.S. from Poland at the age of 19. He attended Wentworth Institute of Technology where he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Soon after graduating,  Zaleski was drafted to service for active duty in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1963 and continued to serve in the Army Reserves until 1967. In 1973,  Zaleski founded Randolph Engineering alongside longtime friend and fellow engineer Jan Waszkiewicz.  Zaleski designed and created the machines and tools that build each pair of Randolph sunglasses. Many of these machines and tools are still used in the factory today.

In a statement, Randolph Engineering said, “Carrying on Stanley’s legacy at Randolph Engineering are second and third generation family members who work throughout the engineering, production, and finance departments. We honor his memory by continuing his legacy in building the world’s finest eyewear, one pair at a time.”