BARRINGTON, NJ-Edmund Optics, leading supplier of optical components, is proud to announce the recent election of Robert Edmund, CEO and chairman of the board of Edmund Optics, to the Internatoinal Society of Optics and Photonics (SPIE) senior member. SPIE senior members are members of distinction who are honored for their professional experience; their active involvement with the optics community and SPIE; and their significant performance that sets them apart from their peers. Two hundred and twelve SPIE members have received this promotion since the senior member distinction.

"The annual recognition of senior members provides an opportunity for us to acknowledge members for their outstanding technical contributions and services to SPIE," says SPIE President Katarina Svanberg.

Robert Edmund, whose overall contributions to the industry have been long recognized by his colleagues, has been a member of SPIE since 1999. As an active member, he currently serves on the Financial Advisory Committee and has spoken at several SPIE events. Additionally, Edmund serves on several outside boards including the University of Arizona's Stewart Labs and the University of Arizona's Optical Sciences. He is also a former board member of the Direct Marketing Association.

"The SPIE organization has been superb in its efforts to serve the photonics community, and I feel very honored for this recognition," Edmond says. "I commend SPIE for their support of research, education, and business activities throughout the years."

Son of Norman Edmund, founder of Edmund Optics, Robert is well-known for his expertise in business strategy, optical manufacturing and product development, as well as global catalog marketing. Under his leadership, the company has expanded to more than 700 employees worldwide, servicing more than 200,000 global customers through 10 regional sales offices. His mission is to provide more optics, more technology and more service to the global photonics community as well as provide a vast assortment of off-the-shelf optics. The Edmund Optics catalog, available in 11 languages, has over 25,500 optical components.

Please feel free to congratulate Robert in person at the Edmund Optics Booth #631 at the Optics and Photonics Show in San Diego, August 23-25.

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