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Edmund Optics® Appoints New Chief Financial Officer to Prepare for Industry Growth

8/8/2023, Barrington, NJ USA   —

Edmund Optics®, a leading global provider of optical technology solutions, announces the hire of a new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Linda Fonner.

"The demand for optical technology requires us to invest in, and scale, our operations,” says Samuel Sadoulet, Chief Executive Officer of Edmund Optics. "As Edmund Optics continues to evolve in response to a dynamic business environment, our management structures must adapt to better serve our customers."

New CFO, Linda Fonner, comes to Edmund Optics with more than 30 years of global management experience at companies such as Phillips & Cohen Associates, Atotech (an MKS Brand), Bristol-Myers Squibb, West Pharmaceutical, and Vesuvius, a Cookson Group Company. In her career Fonner has worked in the Asia-Pacific, Australia, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas regions.

She has led financial and operational transformations in chemical manufacturing, pharmaceutical distribution, medical device manufacturing, and high-temperature ceramic castings for the steel, foundry, and glass industries. She has expertise in setting collaborative strategy, long-term planning, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), global financial operations, and system implementations. Linda’s international leadership skills are based broadly across finance, operations, IT, and P&L roles for companies ranging in size from $50M through Fortune 500. She has experience acquiring, divesting, and integrating companies and has successfully navigated complex global regulatory environments.

"I am delighted to join a leader in the optical technology space and work with the management team to evolve the fast-growing organization in order to meet the complex demands of our customers," says Linda.

About Edmund Optics:

Edmund Optics® has been a leading, global provider of optical technology solutions that has served a variety of markets since 1942. The company services its customers through three distinct offerings: a marketplace that serves as a one-stop shop for the best brands and products in optics and photonics; custom and volume manufacturing of quality optical and imaging components and systems; and optical consulting, design, prototyping, and other engineering services as part of our manufacturing offerings. The company employs 1,250+ employees across 18 global locations and continues to expand. Customers can learn more, speak to an engineer, or purchase items through our website at