Robert Edmund finalist in Entrepreneur of The Year award

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Robert Edmund, CEO and chairman of the board of directors of Edmund Optics, has been named a finalist in the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of The Year 2012 programme in the Greater Philadelphia region.

The award recognises outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

‘To be named a finalist in one of the most prestigious business awards is beyond gratifying,’ said Robert Edmund. ‘It is a thrill and a great honour to be recognised for outstanding performance and commitment to the business, our employees, and the community as a whole. I have always been inspired by the entrepreneurial spirit and success of others and feel privileged to offer inspiration and vision to the next generation of entrepreneurs.’

Robert Edmund, son of founder Norman Edmund, is well known for his expertise in business strategy, optical manufacturing and product development, as well as global catalogue marketing. Under Robert's leadership, the company has expanded to over 700 employees worldwide servicing over 200,000 global customers through 12 regional offices.

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