Amy Eskilson – President and CEO
Amy Eskilson has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Inrad Optics since October 2012. A strong advocate for localized manufacturing, Amy is focused on building an organization that is competitive and profitable while delivering products with extraordinary optical specifications. She has championed and nurtured the development of Inrad Optics Scintinel™ brand stilbene for fast neutron detection.
Prior to joining the Inrad Optics team Amy spent 18 years with Thorlabs, Inc., a photonic tools catalogue company, where she served as Director of Business Development from 2001 to 2011. In this role Amy coordinated a team responsible for a total of eight acquisitions. She fostered the development of multiple partner companies, technology transfers and IP license agreements. Ms. Eskilson was also involved in photonic start-ups Nova Phase, Inc., Menlo Systems, Inc. and Idesta Quantum Electronics. She serves as an elected Director-At-Large for The Optical Society, and is a Trustee of the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Partnership.
Prior to discovering optics and photonics in 1992, Amy received her BA degree in Communications from Montclair State University in 1987 and spent several years in New York at McCann Worldwide, the global marketing firm.
Tom has been with Inrad Optics since 1978, when it was PPGI, and serves as Vice-President of Research and Development, a position he has held for more than 15 years. Dr. Caughey’s current role has focused on development of systems involving non-linear crystals, and advances in the development of individual crystal components that the company manufactures. Previously, he was a research associate at Texas Tech University, working in the area of picosecond spectroscopy of chemical reactions. Tom holds a Doctorate in physical chemistry from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and an undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor.
Bill joined the Company in May 2006 and was appointed its Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, and Corporate Secretary on May 16, 2006. Mr. Foote served as Chief Financial Officer of INSL-X Products Corporation, a private paint and coatings manufacturer, from 2002 through 2005. From 2000 to 2002, he was CFO of ASD Group, Inc., a publicly held contract manufacturer serving the OEM marketplace in the high-tech sector. Prior to that, from 1990 through 1999, Mr. Foote held several executive positions including Director and Vice-President of Finance positions, with Benjamin Moore & Co., a large public paint and coatings manufacturer. Mr. Foote is both a Certified Public Accountant and obtained a Chartered Accountant (Canada), while working in the audit field with the public accounting firm of KPMG (Canada). Mr. Foote holds a B.A. from Carleton University in Ottawa and a Masters Degree in Accounting from the University of British Columbia.
George Murray serves as Vice-President of Sales & Marketing of Inrad Optics based in New Jersey. Mr. Murray joined the Company as Sales Manager, West Region in 2010. Prior to joining Inrad Optics, he held increasingly responsible roles in applications engineering, product marketing, and sales management which included international sales territories. His broad knowledge of diamond turning, thin film coating, optical fabrication, and laser applications offers a valuable resource to customers looking for engineered photonic solutions and products. George holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – Hartford, CT.