Management

Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly

Chief Executive Officer and President

Paul Kelly has over 30 years of experience in manufacturing companies working to improve customer service and quality, reduce cost and grow business. During his time at Research Electro-Optics (REO), Paul has focused on developing and implementing strategies that address these issues. Prior to REO, he worked for 15 years leading Particle Measuring Systems (PMS), the global leader of laser-based particle counting instruments. During his tenure the company improved their execution, diversified their business into new markets and applications and significantly improved their global presence. He was employed by Emerson Electric for 10 years in manufacturing, engineering and General Management roles. Kelly holds a BS in metallurgical engineering from the University of Notre Dame, a MS in metallurgical engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University and a MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Susan J. Anway, CPA

Susan J. Anway, CPA

Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Susan Anway has 25 years of experience in accounting and finance, including 20 years in financial management. She has been with REO since the company’s founding, and was appointed CFO in 2000. In 2005 she was appointed to the board of directors. In 2009 she was appointed Secretary and Treasurer. She came to REO from Particle Measuring Systems, and, before that, held various positions in finance, tax and general accounting in the oil and gas industry. Ms. Anway holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and dual Master of Science degrees in Finance and Accounting from the University of Colorado at Denver.

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Sandy Hutchison

Sandy Hutchison

Vice President of Commercial Operations

Sandy Hutchison has extensive experience in customer relationships, strategic business process development and commercial contracts and negotiations. Prior to joining REO, Sandy worked at Particle Measuring Systems (PMS) for 17 years. She served in a variety of customer-focused roles including Director of Marketing and Director of Sales Operations. Sandy has a proven track record of accomplishments in product and business development, relationship management and customer-focused process solutions. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Regis University.

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Trey Turner

Trey Turner

Chief Technology Officer

Trey Turner joined REO in 1994 and has served in a variety of roles in R&D, engineering, program management, and business development. His significant technical contributions include co-invention of a solid state laser based system for aerosol particle characterization, development of a new approach to controlling the resonance parameters of Fabry-Perot etalons, and creation of a number of novel designs for thin film optical coatings. He has three patents currently issued or pending for his work at REO. Prior to joining REO, Trey studied femtosecond optical phenomena and diode laser spectroscopy. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Lawrence University and a Master of Science degree in Physics from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Ed Yousse

Ed Yousse

Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Ed Yousse has over 15 years of experience in the management and growth of high technology sales teams. Prior to assuming the role of Vice President, he served for five years as National Sales Manager and Director of Sales at REO. Before joining the company, Yousse held a Senior Management position at Oerlikon Optics, which was formerly Unaxis Optics and Balzers Thin Films. Yousse holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Metropolitan State University.

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Kim Hagel

Kim Hagel

Director, Human Resources

Kim Hagel has over 30 years experience in Human Resources, including 20 years in management. Kim joined REO in 2007. During her tenure at REO, Kim has fostered a culture that attracts and retains employees through implementation of an on-site clinic, volunteer time off, and other employee benefits. Kim has engaged REO with the Denver Metro Manufacturing Partnership Group and is on the Youth Task Force Committee which is working to rebuild the workforce pipeline to meet the needs of growing Colorado manufacturers. Prior to joining REO, Kim was the Vice President of Human Resources for North America at Sunrise Medical. Throughout her career she has actively championed and participated in Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement activities. Kim holds a Masters degree in Management, and a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration.

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