Visit Esco Optics at the 2014 SPIE Photonics West Trade Show Exhibition

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This February, Esco will be exhibiting at the 2014 SPIE Photonics West Trade Show, the largest and most significant gathering for the photonics and laser industries in the U.S. The show will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA.  We will be available for meetings from Feb. 1st through the 6th, and will be exhibiting from the 4th through the 6th.

Esco Optics Hires Ron Schulmerich as Business Development Manager

If you’d like to meet with an Esco associate, please feel free to contact us to set up an appointment at any time.  Or, if you prefer, come visit us during the show at our booth, #4137.  We’ll be offering guests a glimpse into Esco history, and we will also have some of our sample parts on display.  We hope to see you there!

Esco Optics proudly welcomes our newest team member, Ron Schulmerich, as Business Development Manager.  In this role, Ron will help to further develop Esco’s portfolio of clients while maintaining strong relations with existing customers.  With nearly 36 years of experience in optics, Ron brings a wealth of industry familiarity and expertise to the Esco team.

Ron’s career in optics started in Rochester, NY, where he spent 23 years at Glass Fab Inc.  There his responsibilities spanned from entry-level fabrication to QA/Materials Management, eventually leading to his role as the Technical Sales Engineer.  During this time, Ron received two A.A.S. degrees in Optical Engineering and Quality Engineering from Monroe Community College.  Later, he appeared at the college as a guest adjunct instructor and through his continued interest in optics, he created an optical material handbook.

In 2004, Ron left Glass Fab and joined Angstrom Precision Optics as VP of Sales.  During his tenure at APO he assisted in refining optical polishing and machining techniques.  In 2009, Ron took the role of President at APO.  During this period, he also consulted for Optimax Systems and Advanced Glass Industries in the capacity of optical materials engineering.  Ron authors an annual class on optical polishing and fabrication techniques for the American Scientific Glassblowers Society.  He and his wife Diane co-chair what is now the 14th annual WNY Optics/Photonics Charity Golf Tournament.

In his new role at Esco, Ron will be interacting with new and current customers directly to assist them with their optical and engineering requirements.  His experience will complement our sales engineering team by providing another venue of communication to our customers, buyers, and engineers.  His expertise will also facilitate the optimization and refinement of our in-house processes and procedures.  Ron looks forward to his future here at Esco and has said, “It is personally and professionally rewarding to partner with a respected and tenured company like Esco Optics.  It’s rare to find an organization that truly shares in the passion and excitement I do for the Optics/Photonics industry.”

Ron will be traveling to meet with many of our customers directly and will also be appearing at most industry trade shows.  He can be reached directly anytime via email at or on his cell at 585-455-4447.

This year, the Schulmerichs will be continuing the tradition of the WNY Optics/Photonics Charity Golf Tournament and look forward to hosting the event, which will be taking place on July 17th.  For more information, please visit Golf charity website.


Esco Launches New Website:

In an effort to better serve our current and prospective customers, Esco Optics has launched a new company website.  The new site offers a product category menu as well as an interactive catalog, which makes online purchases quick and easy.  The product category menu can be found on the left-hand side of every page throughout the site.  This helps customers navigate the site easily, with information about the optical components we manufacture just a click away.  Each category brings you to a landing page, where you can choose which product you’d like to purchase so that you can then add it to your shopping cart.

Our interactive online catalog is available in PDF format, which allows customers to click on the product category they’d like to purchase.  From there, you’ll be taken to the store for that page, where the online purchase can then be made.  Rather than calling to place an order, customers can purchase our catalog optics right from our website!

Our goal is to manufacture top-quality optical components while meeting the need of our customers.  We have gone to great lengths to ensure that your information is kept secure throughout your online purchase, and we hope that you find our new website easy to navigate.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our sales department at 1-800-922-ESCO (3276).  Our staff will be glad to help you!

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