Ocean Optics Appoints New President

Rob Randelman takes helm at Dunedin-based photonics manufacturer

Dunedin, Florida (October 5, 2007) - Ocean Optics, leading spectroscopy and photonic instruments manufacturer, has promoted Rob Randelman, Ph.D. to the position of company President. Randelman's appointment follows the move of former President and company founder, Mike Morris, to the position of Vice Chairman for the company.

Randelman joined Ocean Optics in 2006 as Vice President, Sales & Marketing and has been instrumental in driving the company's continued sales and profit growth. He has directed the expansion of the company's geographic presence, which included the establishment of a full sales and service facility based in Shanghai, China.

Prior to Ocean Optics, Randelman served as Director of secure electronic payment technology company, VeriFone, where he directed a $40M services division. His career also included management stints with Hewlett Packard and Exxon. Before progressing to industrial management positions, Randelman worked in miniature fiber optic sensor and spectrometer research. He earned Doctorate and Master of Science in Engineering degrees in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University (Bethlehem, Pa.) and dual undergraduate degrees in Physics and Chemistry from Ursinus College (Collegeville, Pa.).

"Having been on both the academic side and the technology management side during my career, I feel like I bring a unique perspective to Ocean Optics," said Randelman. "I'm looking forward to using that experience to help the company continue on its successful track and look for ways to better serve our end users."

Headquartered in Dunedin, Fla., Ocean Optics(www.OceanOptics.com) is a leading supplier of solutions for optical sensing - fundamental methods of measuring and interpreting the interaction of light with matter. With branch offices in Asia and Europe, the company has sold more than 90,000 spectrometers worldwide since 1989. Ocean Optics' extensive line of complementary technologies including chemical sensors, analytical instrumentation, optical fibers, thin films and optics is also used for diverse applications in medical and biological research, environmental monitoring, science education, and entertainment lighting and display. The company is part of the Halma group of safety and detection companies.

Company contact:
Pamela F. Hennessy
Tel: 727.733.2447 X238
Fax: 727.733.3692
Email: pamela.hennessy@oceanoptics.com

Website: www.OceanOptics.com

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