Edmund Optics, the premier provider of optical and imaging components, announced today that Samuel Sadoulet has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the company. An experienced business leader, Samuel will succeed Robert Edmund and assume responsibilities effective immediately. As previously announced, Robert Edmund has retired, and Marisa Edmund has been appointed as Chair of the Board of Directors. Marisa Edmund, along with the Board of Directors, have appointed Samuel as Chief Executive Officer.
"Samuel has the unique blend of vision, technical expertise, and global business acumen to lead the company into the future,” said Marisa Edmund. “Samuel has played such a vital role in the expansion and growth of our company, and I look forward to our continued partnership."
Samuel has 25 years of management and engineering experience at Edmund Optics, with technical expertise in physics and optical sciences. In addition to his strong technical background, he has held several operational roles and helped Edmund Optics attain its reputation as a leader in customer service and technical solutions, serving most recently as President and Chief Operating Officer. Sam earned his EMBA from INSEAD (France), received his MS in Optical Engineering from the University of Arizona (USA), and a BS in Physics from the University of Rochester (USA). He is also Chair of the Executive Committee of SPIE, the International Society for Optics and Photonics, and a member of A3, the Association for Advancing Automation.
"Optical technology is shaping the future and Edmund Optics is well-equipped to meet the evolving needs of both our current and future customers,” said Samuel Sadoulet. “I thank Marisa and the Board of Directors for their trust in me as we embark on this next chapter of our 80-year history."