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12 April 2021

OptoSigma Corporation appoints Scott Rudder as President and CEO - Guy Ear Promoted to Chairman


Santa Ana, CA, April 12: 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.

About OptoSigma 

A leader in optics, opto-mechanics, positioning components and thin-film coating, OptoSigma is committed to providing unrivaled engineering support for our customers. Our global manufacturing locations enable us to offer the best selection from stock while accommodating custom orders of all types and quantities. Discover why customers worldwide rely on OptoSigma.

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