LightPointe Adds to Sales Team

Names Douglas C. Smidl, ex-ADC Telecommunications, Vice President, Worldwide Sales

October 16, 2001

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SAN DIEGO -- LightPointe, an innovator, designer and manufacturer of carrier-class optical transmission equipment using Free-Space Optical (FSO™) technology, today announced the appointment of telecommunications industry veteran Douglas C. Smidl as Vice President, Worldwide Sales.Smidl is responsible for the growth of LightPointe’s worldwide sales force activities, including carrier- and enterprise-focused initiatives in North America, Europe and Asia. Smidl comes to LightPointe from ADC Telecommunications, Inc., where he most recently led the Broadband Access and Transport Group sales staff of 225 generating annual revenues of $800 million. Smidl and his teams have worked closely with a host of major carriers, enterprises and government agencies, successfully developing strong customer relationships and establishing joint development partnerships for new service initiatives.“Doug is a proven leader who understands how to grow strong, sustained revenue streams and meet customers’ needs,” said LightPointe President and CEO John Griffin “Doug’s ability to develop sales channels, satisfy a wide variety of customers and help them achieve greater profitability will be a tremendous asset to LightPointe.”LightPointe Communications Inc.

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