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Paul Kelly Named President and CEO of REO


Photonics industry veteran Kelly has a proven record of managing and growing high technology businesses.

Photonics industry veteran Paul Kelly has been named as the new President and CEO of REO, a leading manufacturer of high volume precision optical solutions.  Kelly has over 25 years of experience in managing and growing high technology businesses.  Most recently, he served as President of machine vision solutions provider Microscan, and prior to that he headed Particle Measuring Systems, a maker of laser-based particle measuring instruments for the semiconductor and pharmaceutical industries.  Kelly holds an MS in Metallurgical Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University and an MBA from Wharton. 

“Paul has unmatched knowledge, skill and experience in directing companies whose products are based in photonics technology,” states REO founder Robert Knollenberg.  “We’re extremely pleased to have him on board, and are certain that he’ll be able to further accelerate the dramatic growth REO has experienced over the past 10 years.”

“It’s a privilege to join a company with the reputation and success that REO has achieved,” notes Kelly.  “I look forward to supporting our customers and the organization in order to build upon the company’s 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 Mark Damery, Vice President and General Manager of Worldwide Sales, at +1-720-562-3213, e-mail MarkD@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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