September 16, 2009
New General Manager for Semrock - Dr. Michael J. Cumbo
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Nine years after founding and then successfully leading Semrock Inc. through tremendous growth and its sale to IDEX Corporation (NYSE : IEX) in October 2008, Dr. Victor Mizrahi announced he is stepping down as the company's President this fall. IDEX and Dr. Mizrahi are very pleased to welcome Dr. Michael J. Cumbo as Semrock's new General Manager, effective September 14, 2009. Dr. Cumbo brings nearly 30 years of experience in lasers and electro-optics at publicly traded photonics companies such as OCLI, JDS Uniphase, and Coherent, and venture capital funded startups BinOptics, Raydiance and NanoGram Solar.
Andy Silvernail, Corporate Vice President and Group Executive for IDEX Health & Science Technologies segment, stated: "We are very pleased to announce Michael's appointment as leader of the Semrock unit of IDEX. Michael's history of technical and business leadership in the LEO industry will be very valuable as we look forward to the continued development of our strategic growth initiatives from both an organic and acquisitive perspective. Michael and the Semrock leadership team will continue to leverage the success that Victor created in 2000. We thank Victor for his many contributions to the company's success, as well as his continued support and dedication to IDEX and Semrock during this transition."
Semrock, Inc., a Unit of IDEX Corporation, manufactures optical filters that set the standard in performance and reliability for the biotech and analytical instrumentation industries, as well as innovative optical filters for more general laser and optical systems applications. All Semrock optical filters are made with hard ion-beam-sputtered optical coatings. OEM filters are manufactured in volume. End-users benefit from a wide selection of standard catalog products that ship from stock. Semrock's patented and patent-pending products include its highly acclaimed BrightLine® fluorescence filters, state-of-the-art filters for Raman spectroscopy, and other unique filters for lasers and optical systems. Semrock's innovative products, made possible by combining modern ion-beam sputtering with Semrock's proprietary volume manufacturing technology, are covered under a five-year warranty.
Founded in September 2000, Semrock is based in Rochester, New York, a well-known center of optics, and has sales offices throughout the United States. In October 2008 Semrock became a Unit of IDEX Corporation. For additional information about Semrock, its products, and its team of international distributors, visit the company website at www.semrock.com.
Semrock, Inc., a Unit of IDEX Corporation