Ocean Optics Grows Sales Team

Dunedin, Florida (June 20, 2006) -Ocean Optics, a global leader in optical sensing, display optics, and biophotonics technologies, has expanded its sales team with two new appointments. Cicely Rathmell has been promoted to the position of OEM Sales Manager, and Dr. Jorge Macho has joined the company in the position of Application Sales Scientist.

Since joining Ocean Optics in 2002 as an Applications Sales Scientist, Rathmell has worked closely with customers to configure, optimize and troubleshoot spectroscopy systems for use in research, industry and educational settings. In her new position as OEM Sales Manager, she will put this experience to use managing sales and customer support to original equipment manufacturers in the medical, sensing, and photonics-based industries.

Before joining Ocean Optics, Rathmell honed her technical sales and applications support skills with JDS Uniphase (Milpitas, Calif.) as Product Manager for it fiber optic product line. She has earned a Master of Science degree in Physics, with an emphasis on laser spectroscopy, from McMaster University (Ontario, Canada) and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and Chemistry from the University of New Brunswick (New Brunswick, Canada).

Macho brings over 25 years of industrial experience to the position of Application Sales Scientist at Ocean Optics. Most recently, he served as Innovation and Quality Manager for Stollberg, Inc. (Niagara Falls, N.Y.), overseeing the research, development and quality control departments and laboratories. At Ocean Optics he will be charged with technical sales and marketing of the company's analytical chemistry instruments and spectrometers, working closely with clients to configure custom systems.

In addition to industrial and technical experience, Macho has also spent time in research and development of materials, ceramics, ferrous alloys, analytical techniques and methods development, earning two US patents. He holds a Doctorate in Chemistry from Temple University (Philadelphia, Pa.) and Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Mexico City, Mexico). He is a member of the American Chemical Society and American Ceramic Society.

Headquartered in Dunedin, Fla., Ocean Optics' line of spectrometers, chemical sensors, metrology instrumentation, optical fibers, thin films and optics are used for diverse applications in medical and biological research, environmental monitoring, science education, and entertainment lighting and display. Ocean Optics and its German subsidiary, Mikropack, make up the photonics group of the worldwide safety and detection concern, Halma. For more information, phone 727-733-2447 or visit www.OceanOptics.com.

Company Contact:
Ocean Optics, Inc.,
830 Douglas Avenue,
Dunedin, FL 34698. USA
Tel: +1 727 733 2447 Fax: +1 727 733 3962
Web: www.oceanoptics.com

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