Date Announced: 15 Apr 2021
The Board of Sigma Koki Co. Ltd. (Japan – Tokyo), the global manufacturer of optics and photonics products and instruments, has appointed Scott Rudder as President and CEO of its OptoSigma Corporation (USA – Santa Ana, California) affiliate. The former President & CEO, Guy Ear will assume the role of Chairman of the Board while continuing as President and CEO of OptoSigma Europe SAS (France – Les Ulis, Paris).
Rudder’s career in photonics engineering and development began over 30 years ago exposing him to program management as well as marketing & sales for companies including the US Army, Sensors Unlimited, and Princeton Lightwave prior to his co-founding of Innovative Photonic Solutions (IPS). Rudder spearheaded development of wavelength stabilized laser technology and many of the products for IPS. In 2018, IPS was sold to Metrohm AG.
“Scott’s photonics experience, extensive network and creativity are a welcome addition to the OptoSigma team. He will guide corporate strategy and coordinate activities between OptoSigma and Sigma Koki to accelerate growth”, said Guy Ear.
The appointment affirms OptoSigma’s commitment to excellence and indicates its plans for rapid growth.
Rudder studied Optics at the University of Rochester and earned his MS in Management of Technology from the University of Pennsylvania. Rudder will be based in Hopewell, New Jersey.
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