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REO Appoints Patrick Casnedi as Sales Representative in France


Industry veteran Casnedi will help improve customer support and market penetration in France

REO, a leading manufacturer of high volume precision optical solutions, has appointed Patrick Casnedi as their sales representative in France.  Casnedi has extensive experience in the photonics industry, having held senior management positions at companies ranging from component/module suppliers up to systems integrators.  Most recently, he served as Group Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Qioptiq.  Prior to that, Casnedi held various Technical and International Sales roles at Thales (incuding Thales Optronics), and was Vice President of International Sales & Marketing within the Defense & Security Division of EADS (now Cassidian).  Casnedi holds a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Ecole Supérieure de Mécanique, Paris) and subsequently studied Optics (Ecole Supérieure d’Optique, Paris-Orsay), Economics (Paris Sorbonne) and Business Administration (INSEAD Fontainebleau).

“REO manufactures high performance components for demanding, precision photonics applications,” notes Ed Yousse, REO Vice President of Sales & Marketing.  “Selling and supporting our customers therefore requires extensive technical knowledge, and Patrick’s training and experience makes him ideally suited for this task.  We look forward to further developing our growing market in France with his assistance.” 

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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