Bob Valdez Joins REO as West Coast Sales Manager
Bob Valdez brings sales, marketing and engineering expertise within the optical industry with a focus on optics, optical coatings and optical assemblies. Bob has joined REO, a leading manufacturer of high volume precision optical solutions, as West Coast Sales Manager. In this role, he will be responsible for all west coast sales and key account related activities for the company’s optical components, thin film products and optical assemblies. Bob has over 25 years of experience in the photonics industry, starting as an Optical Engineer for Ford Aerospace, Business Unit Director at Melles Griot, and then holding sales and management positions at Newport Corporation and Zygo. Recently, he served as OEM Account Manager at Zygo. He received his BS in Optical Engineering from University of La Verne in Los Angles.
“REO produces high performance optics and assemblies in the aerospace, medical and semiconductor markets,” states REO CEO and President Paul Kelly. “Bob’s knowledge of customer requirements and marketing expertise make him a perfect match for developing new opportunities that utilize our company’s unique capabilities.”
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.