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Dr. Thomas Kessler Joins Edmund Optics in Germany to Serve as Vice President, European Operations
Edmund Optics Posted 01/06/2009
Barrington, N.J. -- Dr. Thomas Kessler has joined Edmund Optics®, leading supplier of industrial optics and optical components, as Vice President European Operations, operating from the company's offices in Karlsruhe, Germany. He will be 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.
For the past 13 years, Kessler served with SCHOTT in Mainz, Germany having most recently served as director of product management, sales, marketing and supply chain for its Advanced Optics business.
‘‘We are pleased and fortunate to have Dr. Kessler join our team,’‘ said Robert Edmund, CEO 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.’‘
According to Allan Kreutzer, VP of global sales, ‘‘As many of our customers are global, our organization needs to be structured to meet their global needs. Dr. Kessler will help us accomplish this as we structure our operations throughout Europe to function as a single virtual entity in serving our customers.’‘
Kessler commented, ‘‘I'm excited about joining Edmund Optics. The company has developed a superior reputation in the European optical community for its excellence in product quality and service.’‘
Dr. Kessler will also be responsible for opening additional regional field sales offices throughout Europe to more effectively serve EO customers with both standard catalog products and precision custom optics as part of our objective to serve as the world's preferred supplier of optical components.
Dr. Kessler earned his Ph.D. and Master's Degrees in Physics from J.W. Goethe-University in Frankfurt/Main.
Edmund Optics® (EO) is a leading producer of optics, imaging, and photonics technology. Supporting the R&D, electronics, semiconductor, pharmaceutical, biomedical, and military markets around the globe; EO products are used in a variety of applications ranging from DNA sequencing to retinal eye scanning to high-speed factory automation. EO's state of the art manufacturing capabilities combined with its global distribution network has earned it the position of the world's largest supplier of off-the-shelf optical components. Customers can purchase items by contacting EO at 1-800-363-1992, via the catalog, or via the website at www.edmundoptics.com.