KARLSRUHE, GERMANY-Dr. Thomas Kessler has joined Edmund Optics, supplier of industrial optics and optical components, as vice president, European operations, operating from the company’s offices in Karlsruhe, Germany. Kessler is responsible for all sales and distribution operations of the company in Europe.

Kessler will direct the overall coordination of all aspects of sales, marketing, service, technical support, inventory, distribution, product development, supplier relations, finance and organizational development of Edmund Optics in Europe.

“We are pleased and fortunate to have Dr. Kessler join our team,” says Robert Edmund, chief executive officer and president. “He brings to us the sales and business management skills from the precision optics industry that will help guide Edmund Optics to its next platform of growth in serving our European customers.”

Kessler also will be responsible for opening additional regional field sales offices throughout Europe to more effectively serve customers with both standard catalog products and precision custom optics.