Melles Griot expands Optics Group

AUGUST 19--In a move to consolidate and strengthen the company's product portfolio and to enhance customer access to its optical engineering team in Rochester, NY, Melles Griot (www.mellesgriot.com) has completed a major reorganization.

Aug 19th, 2003

AUGUST 19--In a move to consolidate and strengthen the company's product portfolio and to enhance customer access to its optical engineering team in Rochester, NY, Melles Griot (www.mellesgriot.com) has completed a major reorganization. The OEM industrial optics portion of the Photonics Components Group, previously located in Carlsbad, CA, has relocated to the Optics Group business unit in Rochester, NY, under a single leadership and management structure.

According to Blake Fennell, chief executive officer, ''Our global OEM optical component clients require sophisticated products and support to achieve their business goals, and our Rochester-based Optics Group is a provider of sophisticated optical systems. By relocating our OEM optical components business to Rochester, we position ourselves for the continued growth of our optics business and the advancement of the related technologies. Melles Griot Optics Group, located in Rochester, NY, provides standard and custom engineered optical components, multi-element lenses, and contract-manufactured assemblies to global, optics-enabled original equipment manufacturers."

The Photonics Components Group in Carlsbad, CA, will continue to serve the Melles Griot institutional and research market customer bases, by enhancing and expanding its product offerings, distribution network, and catalog of over 25,000 standard photonics components.

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