Axcel Appoints New Chairman

Axcel Photonics appoints David Hardwick as chairman of its board of directors

January 5, 2005

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MARLBOROUGH, Mass. -- Axcel Photonics has appointed Mr. David Hardwick as Chairman of their Board of Directors. Mr. Hardwick, with more than 45 years experience in the optical and laser industry has served as CEO of Confluent Photonics; General Manager of IPG Photonics Corp; Board Member of Altitun; CEO of Melles Griot, Inc.; President of Polytec PI, Inc; and Vice President, Sales & Marketing at Lasertron, Inc.

Mr. Hardwick currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Optical Society of America (OSA) and has been a past officer of LEOMA and LIA.

"We are pleased to have Dave Hardwick join as chairman of the board and to have him oversee the growth of Axcel", reports Dr. Wei Gao, CEO of Axcel Photonics, "Dave not only knows what it takes to run a business in the optical industry, but he also understands what it takes to commercialize a company based on a unique technology." It is our pleasure having Dave join the board, continues Dr.Gao.

Axcel Photonics Inc.

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