BOULDER, Colo., June 12 -- David Kemp has joined Alpine Research Optics (ARO) as Eastern Regional Sales Manager. In his new position, Kemp will manage sales and customer support for ARO east of the Mississippi. Kemp holds a PhD in Photochemistry and Photophysics from the Royal Institution of Great Britain. His experience includes postdoctoral work in that field, as well as more than 20 years in the sales of laser and electro-optical products for a number of industry leading manufacturers. "Dave is a valuable addition to our management team," said David Collier, president of ARO. "His strong technical knowledge will enable us to further expand the exceptional level of service we've established with high damage threshold, deep UV laser optics customers. His extensive sales experience in this industry will provide us with a valuable advantage as we continue to aggressively expand our business."