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REO Names Ed Yousse as Vice President of Sales and Marketing

11/19/2012

Yousse moves into Vice President slot after five years as National Sales Manager at REO.

Photonics industry veteran Ed Yousse has been named as the new Vice President of Sales and Marketing at REO, a leading manufacturer of high volume precision optical solutions. Yousse has over 15 years of experience in the management and growth of high technology sales teams.  Over the last five years he served as National Sales Manager and Director of Sales at REO.  Prior to that, 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.

“These are exciting times at REO.  I’ve seen the company undergo tremendous growth in sales and brand visibility over the past five years.  In large part, this is because our broad range of innovative optical components and optomechanical assemblies are now key enabling technologies in some very diverse applications, from military systems to analytical instruments to ultrafast lasers.  My goal is to continue to grow our market share and brand image in all these applications, and also to develop our presence in completely new applications through continued investment in product innovation.  This market diversity will ensure that our overall performance and growth is increasingly independent of natural cycles in individual market segments.”

“Ed has been a valuable member of our sales team for several years,” states REO CEO and President Paul Kelly.  “It’s a pleasure to welcome him to the senior management team, and I’m confident that he’ll build upon REO’s enviable track record of growth and innovation.”

REO produces high precision thin film coatings, optics and opto-mechanical assemblies for the ultraviolet, visible and infrared. Located in Boulder, CO, the company primarily services medium to high volume OEMs including manufacturers of defense and aerospace systems, laser systems, semiconductor tools, medical systems, life sciences instrumentation and telecom equipment. REO is a privately held company. For more information, contact Ed Yousse, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, at +1-303-245-4341 e-mail Edy@reoinc.com, www.reoinc.com, or Susan Anway, Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer at +1-720-562-3206, e-mail SueA@reoinc.com.

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