Edmund Optics' Robert Edmund named finalist for outstanding entrepreneurship

May 16, 2012
Optical components maker Edmund Optics' CEO and chairman, Robert Edmund, was named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year 2012 program in the Greater Philadelphia region.

Barrington, NJ - Optical components maker Edmund Optics' CEO and chairman, Robert Edmund, was named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year 2012 program in the Greater Philadelphia region. The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

Robert Edmund, son of founder Norman Edmund, is well known for his expertise in business strategy, optical manufacturing and product development, as well as global catalog marketing. Under Robert's leadership, the company has expanded to over 700 employees worldwide servicing over 200,000 global customers through 12 regional offices.

Robert is a graduate of Georgetown University's School of Business and has served on several boards, including University of Arizona's Stewarts Labs, University of Arizona's Optical Sciences, and the Direct Marketing Association. In 2011, Robert was named a Senior Member of SPIE.

Awards for the Greater Philadelphia winners will be presented at a special gala on June 21 at the Terrace Ballroom of the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia.

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