StockerYale announces LED business leadership promotion, appointments
SALEM, N.H. -- StockerYale, Inc. (NASDAQ: STKR - News), a leading designer and manufacturer of structured light lasers, LED modules and specialty optical fibers for industry leading OEMs, today announced the promotion of Simon Stanley to the position of Managing Director of the Company's LED business unit headquartered in Cork, Ireland and the appointments of Brian Merz as North American LED Sales Manager and Niall Bolster as EU LED Sales Manager.
"Simon Stanley brings a wealth of technical expertise and sales experience to StockerYale's strong position in the LED market," said Mark Blodgett, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of StockerYale. "He has been a great asset to StockerYale for the past decade and we look forward to more outstanding contributions as he assumes overall leadership for our LED business."
Simon Stanley joined StockerYale's LED business 10 years ago and has assumed increasing levels of responsibility in engineering, product development and worldwide sales management. Mr. Stanley was an inventor instrumental in the award of StockerYale's LED-packaging patent in 2004.
"We are excited about our progress with recent new customer wins in LEDs," Blodgett continued. "Given our growth expectations and technological leadership, we have added two sales managers for our LED business to oversee our new business development. Brian Merz is a well-recognized LED technical engineer in the machine vision market and Niall Bolster is an experienced engineer from the European automotive markets. We are pleased to welcome them to StockerYale."
Brian Merz was previously application engineering manager and sales engineer for CCS America, the largest global LED machine vision lighting manufacturer. Prior to CCS America, Mr. Merz was a machine vision specialist with Axis New England, a leading value-added distributor of motion control and industrial automation products. Earlier in his career he was an analyst for a developer of photonic integrated circuit technologies. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree Physics from Boston University. Mr. Merz will be based in the Company's Salem, New Hampshire corporate headquarters.
Niall Boster was previously with ACTS (Advanced Car Technology Systems) & MAGNA Electronics of Sailauf, Germany since 1998, most recently as head of engineering development. Earlier, he was a vehicle development engineer for Daewoo Motor Company of Worthing, England, and before that, an engineering consultant for International Automotive Design of Lyon, France. Mr. Bolster holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Limerick, Ireland. He will be based in Cork, Ireland.
StockerYale, Inc., headquartered in Salem, New Hampshire, is an independent designer and manufacturer of structured light lasers, LED modules, and specialty optical fibers for industry leading OEMs. In addition, the company manufactures fluorescent lighting products and phase masks. The Company serves a wide range of markets including the machine vision, industrial inspection, defense, telecommunication, sensors, and medical markets. StockerYale has offices and subsidiaries in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.
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