Dave Berge Joins REO as Vice President of Operations
Dave Berge has been named as the new Vice President of Operations at REO, a leading manufacturer of high volume precision optical solutions. Berge brings over 20 years of management experience in various high technology enterprises, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 100 corporations. He is particularly knowledgeable in implementing lean manufacturing, six sigma processes and quality systems, and in the development of strategic supplier arrangements. Prior to joining REO, Dave served as Managing Director at Delphi Medical Systems/Peak Industries, a manufacturer of medical devices and life sciences, data storage and imaging equipment.
“In today’s highly competitive photonics market, it’s not sufficient for us to simply deliver a technologically superior product,” notes REO CEO and President Paul Kelly. “We have to back that up with operational excellence in all areas. This means on-time deliveries, short lead times, consistent quality, and rapid response on requests for quotation. Dave’s knowledge and experience will be tremendously valuable in enabling REO to widen our lead in all these areas.”
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.