April 10, 2008 -- Edmund Optics announced the appointment of Maria Light as Director of Sales for North, Central and South America. Light will work directly with Allan Kreutzer, EO’s VP of Global Sales to further develop the company’s strategic sales plan for both standard and custom optical components and assemblies.

“We are pleased and fortunate to have such a talented sales leader join Edmund Optics”, said Allan Kreutzer, VP of Global Sales. “We look forward, with Maria’s guidance, to further expand our domestic sales based on our expanded manufacturing capabilities around the world.”

“I am very excited about joining this great company,” said Light. “Edmund Optics has developed a superior global reputation for product quality, support, and service which is matched only by its and investment in cutting edge manufacturing.”

She brings a wealth of experience to Edmund Optics from her 25 years in the photonics industry. Light holds a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Central Florida.