Optical components provider Edmund Optics (EO) of Barrington, N.J., announced the appointment of Timothy Paul Kennedy as president, Edmund Optics Japan. Kennedy replaces veteran Isao Wakasa, who pioneered the development of the EO sales location in February 1994 and retired in May 2009. Kennedy's responsibilities include sales, marketing, and operations strategy for the Tokyo team, as well as regional participation in the strategic sales growth for all of Asia. He has five years of experience directing the sales & marketing team at EO Singapore, including the development of the Korean office, multiple Asian Web sites, and a fully translated Japanese Master Source Book. Kennedy has a BS in optical engineering from the University of Arizona and speaks English, Mandarin, and Japanese.