LightWorks Optics, Inc. Hires Chris Yarbrough As Director of Program Management

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Lisa Belodoff

714-247-7175

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Tustin, CA – June 17, 2011 – LightWorks Optics, Inc., the leading provider of advanced optical design engineering and production solutions for precision, assemblies, systems and components, has hired Chris Yarbrough as Director of Program Management.

In this new role, Yarbrough will be responsible for the company’s successful execution of customer commitments and expectations in the development of all production programs within the commercial, military and aerospace business sectors.

“We are delighted to welcome Chris back to LightWorks Optics as a new member of the senior leadership team,” said Michael Minailo, LightWorks Optic’s Chief Executive Officer.” “His specialized expertise in precision production practices and excellent reputation for customer communications, make him a valuable player in our long-term strategies for market penetration within these industries.”

A veteran optical engineer and program manager for more than 14 years, Yarbrough served as Principle Program Manager and Senior Optical Engineer at Rockwell Collins Optronics, Inc.for seven years prior to joining LightWorks Optics. In addition to a former position at LightWorks Optics as an Optical Engineer, he also held optical engineering posts at Raytheon Missile Systems Division and Hughes Missile Systems Company.

Yarbrough holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Optical Engineering from the University of Arizona. He is an active member of SPIE and enjoys being outdoors in his spare time. He currently resides in Irvine, CA with his wife and their Great Pyrenees named Bella.

“I’m very excited to be part of a company with a customer-centric focus and whose optical technologies and best practices are making an impact on the industries they serve,” said Yarbrough.”

For more information about LightWorks Optics, Inc., please call 714-247-7175, or visit the website at www.lightworksoptics.com.

About LightWorks Optics, Inc.

Founded in 1997, LightWorks Optics, Inc. is the leading provider of precision optical subassemblies, systems and component solutions. The company’s award-winning design engineering and production capabilities meet the complex optical needs of customers in the biomedical, medical device, aerospace, defense and commercial industries. The photonic applications may be diverse, but all LightWorks Optics products share a common focus on rapid development, excellent value, and high performance. The company is employee-owned and ISO 9001:2008 certified.

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