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Eugene Arthurs, SPIE Director, Elected to Board of Directors at Edmund Optics®

Edmund Optics

Eugene Arthurs, SPIE DirectorJuly 29, 2008, Barrington, N.J. Eugene G. Arthurs, executive director of SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Edmund Optics®. As a board member, he will serve on the corporation's Executive Search, Nominating and Sales and Marketing Committees. 

Dr. Arthurs, who has a long and distinguished career in the international optical industry, has been with SPIE for the past nine years, and previously served as president and CEO of Cleveland Crystals, Inc., where he notably increased sales and profitability during his tenure. 

Dr. Arthurs' considerable experience in managing, organizing and structurally enhancing optical technology organizations while planning innovative methods to help bolster revenues and profitability throughout his career are expected to favorably influence Edmund Optics future efforts from sales through manufacturing. 

"We believe Dr. Arthurs' contributions will be invaluable toward aiding our continued global growth and future business prospects from his perspectives of international industry leadership and corporate management," according to Robert Edmund, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Edmund Optics. "We believe his background and credentials are an excellent match with the company's global objectives," commented Mr. Edmund.

Earlier, Dr. Arthurs served as president of Oriel Instruments, Inc., formerly Oriel Corp., Stratford, Ct., and a director at LOT-Oriel GmbH and at Andor Technology Ltd. Since 1983, Dr. Arthurs served as technical director of Oriel Corporation, then following his promotion the following year to vice president of marketing and technology also served as a director of Oriel Scientific, UK, and a director and founder of Andor Technology Ltd. At Oriel, he rebuilt the company's marketing and engineering departments, and notably helped increase revenues during a market downturn and through a company transition.

He was also a manager of semiconductor systems business at Quantronix Corp., Hauppauge, N.Y., headed the laser department at Barr & Stroud Ltd., Glasgow, Scotland, and was a strategic planner for Pilkington PLC, St. Helens, England.

Dr. Arthurs received his Ph.D. and B.Sc. degrees in Physics at Queens University, Belfast. He is a member of the Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers (currently SPIE), the Optical Society of America, AAAS, IEEE LEOS, and the Council on Optical Radiation Measurement. He also served on the board of the Photochemical Research Center, and on the Advisory Board of the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance.

About SPIE

SPIE is an international membership society, serving scientists and engineers in industry, academia, and government, as well as companies producing leading-edge products. SPIE constituents work in a wide variety of fields that utilize some aspect of optics and photonics, which is the science and application of light. More specifically, optics is a branch of physics that examines the behavior and properties of light and the interaction of light with matter. Photonics is the science and technology of generating, controlling, and detecting photons, which are particles of light.

About EO:
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.

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