Ocean Optics, Inc. Announces New International Efforts

Regional center opens in Europe to offer broader customer support

Dunedin, Florida (November 2, 2007) - Ocean Optics (www.OceanOptics.com), the industry leader in miniature photonics, has established new regional operations in Europe to enhance customer relationships and support throughout Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Known as Ocean Optics EMEA, the regional operation is based in Ostfildern Germany to support sales, training, deployment and educational offerings through the company's offices in Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and France.

Ocean Optics EMEA brings to the table a team of seasoned Ocean Optics leaders. Gerald Nitsch, General Manager; Dieter Steck, Senior Director of Operations and Marco Snikkers, Commercial Director all bring considerable talent, experience and direction to the company's new expanded efforts.

"Continental Europe has been a solid and growing market for us in the past and this is another step to provide a better, more consistent experience to our customers in this important market," says Ocean Optics President, Rob Randelman. "Additionally, we have the unique opportunity to provide an increased level of service, distribution and OEM capabilities to our customers throughout the region, especially in high growth markets such as Eastern Europe, Africa, and the Mid-East - that is EMEA team's key goal."

Headquartered in Dunedin, Fla., Ocean Optics 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 100,000 spectrometers worldwide since 1989. Ocean Optics' extensive line of complementary technologies includes chemical sensors, analytical instrumentation, optical fibers, thin films and optics. The company is part of the Halma group of safety and detection companies.

Image Caption: Ocean Optics has established Ocean Optics EMEA to improve customer support on its comprehensive line of photonics products across Eastern Europe, Africa, and the Mid-East

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Company contact:
Pamela F. Hennessy
Tel: 727.733.2447 X238
Fax: 727.733.3692
Email: [email protected]

Website: www.OceanOptics.com

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