Precision optics company Reo has appointed Patrick Casnedi as its sales representative in France.
Casnedi has extensive experience in the photonics industry. He has held senior management positions at companies ranging from component and module suppliers to systems integrators. Most recently, he served as group vice president of sales and marketing at Qioptiq. Before that, Casnedi held various technical and international sales roles at French engineering multinational Thales and he was vice president of international sales and marketing for Cassidian, the security division of European aerospace firm EADS.
Ed Yousse is Reo’s vice president of sales and marketing. He said: ‘Selling and supporting our customers therefore requires extensive technical knowledge, and Patrick’s training and experience makes him ideally suited for this task. We look forward to further developing our growing market in France with his assistance.’
Casnedi holds a master of science in mechanical engineering from France’s Ecole Supérieure de Mécanique, based in Paris and he studied optics at the Ecole Supérieure d’Optique, also in Paris. His business qualifications include business administration from INSEAD Fontainebleau and economics at the Paris Sorbonne.