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  • Inrad Optics Names Eskilson CEO

Photonics.com
Sep 2012
NORTHVALE, N.J., Sept. 18, 2012 &38212; Amy Eskilson will become president and CEO of Inrad Optics Inc. on Oct. 1, the company announced on Monday. Eskilson replaces Joe Rutherford, who is retiring but will remain a member of the company's board.

Eskilson began her tenure with Inrad Optics in February 2011 as vice president of sales and marketing. Her career in the photonics industry began in 1992 with Thorlabs, a photonic tools catalog company, where she also served as director of business development from 2001 to 2011. She has been involved with photonics industry startups Nova Phase, Menlo Systems and Idesta Quantum Electronics.

"We very much appreciate Joe's considerable accomplishments and dedicated service to Inrad Optics. He has successfully led the company through a very difficult period for our industry and is retiring and leaving Inrad Optics well-positioned for the future. We are pleased that Amy Eskilson has accepted this critical leadership role and look forward to her success in the coming years," said board chairman Jan Winston.

Inrad Optics makes crystalline materials and devices, fabricated high-precision glass, and metal optical components for the defense, aerospace, process control and metrology, and medical and industrial laser markets. Originally founded as Inrad Inc., the organization grew as part of Photonic Products Group and in January 2012 changed its name to Inrad Optics.

For more information, visit: www.inradoptics.com



GLOSSARY
glass
A noncrystalline, inorganic mixture of various metallic oxides fused by heating with glassifiers such as silica, or boric or phosphoric oxides. Common window or bottle glass is a mixture of soda, lime and sand, melted and cast, rolled or blown to shape. Most glasses are transparent in the visible spectrum and up to about 2.5 µm in the infrared, but some are opaque such as natural obsidian; these are, nevertheless, useful as mirror blanks. Traces of some elements such as cobalt, copper and...
metrology
The science of measurement, particularly of lengths and angles.
photonics
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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