Hollywood General Machining, in Hollywood USA, established the Losmandy Astronomical Products brand in 1981.

Scott Losmandy is the designer of his world-famous mounts and accessories that work with most popular-sized telescopes for the serious astronomer. A lifelong amateur astronomer, designer, and machinist, Losmandy understands the functional requirements of demanding astrophotography and astronomy. His mounts are characterized by precision all-machined parts in aluminum and stainless steel that are not only beautiful, but built with strength that will handle heavy payloads for a lifetime of constant use.