Amy Eskilson is the new president and CEO of Inrad Optics Inc. of Northvale, N.J. She replaces Joe Rutherford, who is retiring but who will remain as a member of the 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, where she served as director of business development. She has been involved with photonics industry startups Nova Phase, Menlo Systems and Idesta Quantum Electronics. Inrad Optics makes crystalline materials and devices, fabricated high-precision glass and metal optical components for the medical and industrial laser markets, and many other sectors.