LaserSharp Picks CEO

Announces the appointment of Robert Hannemann, from Corning Photonics, as Chief Executive Officer

July 25, 2001

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HOPKINTON, Mass. -- LaserSharp Corp., a fiber laser technology company targeting the optical communication industry, announced today that industry veteran Dr. Robert Hannemann has been named chief executive officer and has been elected to serve as a member of the company’s board of directors. LaserSharp was founded in May 2000 by Hong Po, an internationally recognized pioneer and leader in the field of fiber lasers, and received its first round of funding from Optical Capital Group of Columbia, Md., and The Grosvenor Funds of Washington, D.C. “We’re pleased to have Rob Hannemann join LaserSharp and its world class technical team led by Hong Po,” said John Spirtos, CEO and Vice Chairman of Optical Capital Group. “Rob’s own technical capabilities combined with his significant management and manufacturing experience in the photonics and computer industries will help launch LaserSharp’s product commercialization and marketing efforts.”LaserSharp Corp., based in Hopkinton, Mass., is leveraging its world-class fiber laser experience to become a large-scale, low-cost producer of critical, high-performance next generation telecommunications modules. The company’s proprietary platform technology offers significant performance advantages when compared with existing fiber lasers. For additional information, please contact LaserSharp Corp., 86 South Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748.

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