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Gooch & Housego’s Appointment of Chief Technology Officer

Date Announced: 17 May 2012

Gooch & Housego, the provider of high-end photonic solutions for applications in industrial laser systems, aerospace & defence, telecommunications, semiconductor manufacturing, research and life sciences, has appointed Dr Murray Reed as Chief Technology Officer. Dr Reed will take over responsibility for all engineering, research and development activities across Gooch & Housego.

Over the past five years Gooch & Housego has completed four major acquisitions, doubled revenues and established a presence in the important new markets of Aerospace & Defence and Life Sciences. The creation of the new position of Chief Technology Officer and the re-focussing of engineering resources on innovative product development will accelerate the next phase of the company’s development as it migrates from being a leading supplier of optical materials and components to that of a globally recognised provider of photonics technology solutions.

Dr Reed has over twenty years' experience in the optics and laser industry where he has lead complex engineering projects and developed successful new products in a highly competitive commercial environment. Most recently he was General Manager of New Focus, a subsidiary of Newport Corporation, and prior to that he was Vice President, Engineering at Coherent, Inc.

Gareth Jones, Gooch & Housego CEO, commented "The creation of this important new position and the recruitment of such an experienced person are significant steps in Gooch & Housego’s development as a global photonics business. I have known Murray Reed for over twenty years I am very pleased that we will be able to benefit from his extensive skills and experience."


Gooch & Housego is a manufacturer of precision optical components and sub-systems, as well as a provider of light measurement instrumentation and services, based upon key enabling optical technologies. World leading design, development and manufacturing expertise across a broad, complementary range of technologies – Crystal Growth, Acousto Optics and RF Drive Electronics, Electro Optics, Fiber Optics, Optical Polishing & Coatings, Spectroradiometers, Integrating Sphere Calibration Standards, NIST-Traceable Calibration Standards and Services, Spectral Imaging & Synthesis - coupled with a long established reputation as an industry leader, makes Gooch & Housego a solution provider for highest specification optics and photonics needs.

More information on Gooch & Housego is available at www.goochandhousego.com


Contact

Dr Andrew Robertson
Senior Vice President – Business and Technology Development
T: 01803 407808

E-mail: arobertson@goochandhousego.com

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