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CVI Melles Griot expands sales and marketing team

08 May 2009

ALBUQUERQUE, NM, 7 May 2009 – CVI Melles Griot announces the addition of Robert Ireland as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Optics and Photonic Products. Robert Ireland will be reporting to the CEO, Stuart Schoenmann.

"We are excited to be able to grow and strengthen our Sales and Marketing team through the addition of Robert Ireland," says Stuart Schoenmann, CEO. "We continue to be aggressive in these challenging economic times to increase sales, continue to diversify our product lines, and strengthen our brand. We have an unmatched product breadth and depth that provides significant value to our customers. Our offering has been carefully developed to help our customers improve performance, shorten lead-times, and minimize costs. The addition of Robert Ireland will help us reach out to more customers with these messages."

Ireland will have responsibility for Sales in the Americas for Optics and Photonic Products, Worldwide Product Management for Optics and Photonic Products, as well as Worldwide Marketing Communications.

Ireland holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an MS in Optics from the University of Rochester, and a BS in Physics from the College of the Holy Cross. Ireland has held positions at II-VI, Inc., Corning, Inc., Burleigh Instruments, Inc., and Eastman Kodak Company.

About CVI Melles Griot Serving semiconductor, biotech, industrial, commercial, aerospace and research industries, CVI Melles Griot is a leading global supplier of photonics products including optical components and systems, lasers, motion-control systems, laser measurement instrumentation and opto-mechanical hardware. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, CVI Melles Griot operates manufacturing facilities in New Mexico, California, New York, the British Isles, Japan, and South Korea with sales representatives and distributors located worldwide.


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