Nikon Metrology Announces New Executive Staff Members BRIGHTON, MI—Nikon Metrology Inc. announces t h a t Hajime Kosawa, managing director, has been promoted to a new position at Nikon Corporate in Japan. NMI also welcomes Dr. Hideaki Okamoto as the new managing director. Kosawa's success in accomplishing the integration of Metris into Nikon, along with his strong strategic management over the last several years resulted in his return to Japan with new and even more significant responsibilities. " I feel confident that the team we have in place is t h e best of t h e best, and that they will continue he success we've achieved," says Kosawa. Inlittle more than five years, Kosawa has ascended fr om vice president of marketing for Nikon Metrology In c . , t o managing director, and now t o even greater heights at Nikon Corporate. Okamoto, a Nikon veteran, is well-versed in metrology. His many years with Nikon include experience in not only t h e engineering side of metrologyand inspection , but in sales and marketing, as well. "Dr. Okamoto's leadership will be a great asset t o Nikon Metrology, and I am sure our great success will continue under his direction , " says Kosawa. EDMUND OPTICS UK MAKES 'FASTEST 50' LIST BARRINGTON, NJ—Edmund Optics, the premier provider of optical components, celebrates the selection of Edmund Optics UK as a top company included in the 2013 Yorkshire Post third annual "Yorkshire Fastest 5 0 " list. The organizers of the Fastest 50 honor the region's fastest growing firms in the Yorkshire business community. Launched by the Ward Hadaway law firm and the Yorkshire Post, the Yorkshire Fastest 50 highlights and champions the region's high-achieving private companies. The top 50 profitmaking companies with the largest annual growth were featured in a special list appearing in the Yorkshire Post. The list of companies was compiled using publicly available data by independent economic researchers from Companies House. Three winners were selected from the small, medium and large company categories. EO corporate headquarters congratulates both Edmund Optics Ltd. (UK) and Edmund Optics GmbH, who are jointly responsible for this achievement, on being one of the top 50 companies on the Yorkshire Fastest 50 list. NEW CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER FOR EDMUND OPTICS BARRINGTON, NJ—Edmund Optics (EO) is pleased to announce the promotion of Jason Mulliner to Chief Financial Officer. Mulliner has a strong engineering background combined with financial and business savvy. "We are truly fortunate to have a person of Jason's caliber join our executive team. His character, enthusiasm, knowledge, and engineering experience will be a great asset to the vital operations of our company," says CEO Robert Edmund. Currently, Mulliner is executive vice president of Finance and will move to CFO. He has served as Director of Product Development, developed products from concept to distribution. Mulliner forged a cohesive synergy among EO's major operations, while working closely with engineering, purchasing, and inventory control which had aided in his understanding of global markets. "It is an exciting opportunity for me and I look forward to my new challenges and role in developing and directing a global financial strategy that will steer the growth of Edmund Optics now and into future" says Mulliner. MITUTOYO AMERICA INTRODUCES NEW GOLD CARE PACKAGE AURORA, IL—Mitutoyo America Corp. announces a new sales program based on packaging select Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs) and vision systems with related equipment and service packages at no extra cost over the price of the base machine. By closely listening to the cost of ownership and simplified buying desires of metrology equipment buyers over the last 50 years, Mitutoyo's new Gold Care program packages peripheral equipment and multi-year service packages (representing an overall $15,000 savings) with a larger select group of these types of machines. The program launched Jan. 1, 2013 and is available to U.S.-based companies served by Mitutoyo America for a limited time period throughout the year. Measuring machines included in this program includes: • CNC CMMs: CRYSTA-Apex S CNC Series (500/700/900/1200 Models) • Manual CMMs: CRYSTA-Plus Series (400/500/700 Models) • Vision Machines: QV-Apex Pro, QV-Apex TP Systems CNC CMMs and Vision Machines offer a Gold Care package that includes: • A "Second Year" extended warranty covering all labor and part costs (industry standard is one year) • A two year "Bronze" calibration agreement (A2LA Accredited) (Calibration agreement not applicable to Manual CMM models) • A five year technical phone support program covering all of the machine's software needs (explaining specific product information and answering technical support questions) • Mitutoyo's exclusive MeasurLink Pro Edition software package (the industry standard in data management for quality professionals) (MeasurLink not applicable to Manual CMM models.)
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