Gerard Robless appointed to Edmund Optics Board of Directors

May 22, 2012
Edmund Optics (EO), a provider of optical components, announces the appointment of former SCHOTT executive, Gerard Robless, to its Board of Directors.

Barrington, NJ - Edmund Optics (EO), a provider of optical components, announces the appointment of former SCHOTT executive, Gerard Robless, to its Board of Directors. Mr. Robless brings with him extensive experience in the marketing and sales of industrial optics, opto-electronic, and project display components, as well as a formidable network of contacts within the German, Japan and Taiwan markets. His focus on the EO board will include the Manufacturing & Technology Committee, the Audit Committee, and the Finance & Compensation Committee.

Robless spent over 25 years at SCHOTT, starting his career in Malaysia as a regional operations manager, and retiring from his position as Managing Director of SCHOTT Singapore and Senior Consultant overseeing the expansion of optics into Asia. Along the way, he initiated and managed a start-up company for the production of filters in Singapore, established the SCHOTT Group's Regional Treasury for Asia in Singapore, developed a subsidiary in Taiwan, and conceptualized and prepared the establishment of a competence center in Shanghai to address the growing China market.

Mr. Robless earned a B.A. 2nd Class in Business Administration from the University of Malaya. Immediately upon graduation, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship. He is a Malaysian citizen and a permanent resident of Singapore.

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