Robert Edmund Honored As SPIE Member Of Distinction


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 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," commented Katarina Svanberg, SPIE President.

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 of SPIE, 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," said Robert Edmund. "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 over 700 employees worldwide servicing over 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.

Robert also recognizes the absolute importance of R&D and always encourages the EO optical engineers at their Design Center in Arizona and five global manufacturing facilities to stretch the limits of optical innovation and to talk to customers. He knows that some of their best ideas develop from conversations with their customers.

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.

About EO
Edmund Optics (EO) is a leading producer of optics, imaging, and photonics technology for R&D, electronics, semiconductor, pharmaceutical, biomedical, and military markets around the globe. EO is the world's largest supplier of off-the-shelf optical components. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Edmund Optics