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October 31, 2011  

New General Manager for Semrock – Robert Beeson

ROCHESTER, N.Y.   – Robert Beeson has been selected to succeed Michael Cumbo as General Manager for the optical filter company.   Rob was part of the Semrock team during its formative years in optical telecommunications after gaining valuable experience in the field at companies such as JDS Uniphase and Southwest Research Institute. Before his return to Semrock as VP of Engineering, he was a Principle Physics Engineer for Raytheon and DRS Technologies.  He rejoined Semrock in October, 2006, and helped the company firmly establish itself in the life science filter market in his previous role as VP of Engineering.

Michael Cumbo, President of the IDEX Optics & Photonics platform stated, “I am very pleased to announce Robert’s appointment as leader of the Semrock unit of IDEX.  Robert’s history of technology and R&D in the thin film industry will be very valuable as we look forward to the continued development of our strategic growth initiatives in the coming years. ”



Semrock, Inc., a Unit of IDEX Optics and Photonics, 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.  




Amanda Valek-MacDonald
Semrock, a Unit of IDEX Corporation