Edmund Optics (EO), the premier provider of optical components, is pleased to welcome Patrick Gray as the new Business Development Director for US Defense & Aerospace. Patrick brings over 22 years of defense and aerospace industry experience, with specific expertise in night vision, thermal weapon sights, vision systems, optics, robotics, and lighting used in the offshore oil & gas, nuclear power, and oceanographic research markets.
After graduating from Virginia Tech, Patrick gained extensive experience in defense programs and weapons platforms working with Remote Ocean Systems and, most recently, Qioptiq. He is also well-versed in ITAR and export control requirements.
Patrick will continue the work of his predecessor, Bill Dover, to grow the US Defense business sector and provide government agencies and contractors with the world-class service and quality that has made Edmund Optics a top optical component and assembly provider to support our national defense and aerospace initiatives. Bill will transition to the Imaging Business Unit to head up EO’s new Silicon Valley office.
“Patrick has a proven record of delivering strategic and progressive solutions to customers working in the most extreme and hazardous environments,” said Marisa Edmund, EVP of Marketing. “He is highly effective in building strong, long-term client relationships and will be an asset to our military and defense customer base. Please join us at Edmund Optics in welcoming Patrick and wishing him great success moving forward.”
Edmund Optics will continue to invest in the Defense & Aerospace sectors to ensure that it offers the very best in defense manufacturing capabilities, quality and metrology, design and assembly and COTS optical components.
Edmund Optics® is a leading supplier of optics, imaging, and photonics technology for the Life Sciences, Biomedical, Semiconductor, R&D, and Defense markets around the globe. EO designs and manufactures a wide array of multi-element lenses, lens coatings, imaging systems, and optomechanical equipment, while supporting OEM applications with volume production of both stock and custom products. EO’s state-of-the-art manufacturing capabilities, combined with its global distribution network, has earned it the position of the world’s largest supplier of off-the-shelf optical components. Customers can purchase items by calling 1-800-363-1992, via the catalog or the website at www.edmundoptics.com.