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ProPhotonix appoints new director of sales for Americas

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ProPhotonix, a designer and manufacturer of LED light engines and laser diodes modules, has appointed Howard Longin as its director of sales, Americas.

Longin brings more than 20 years' experience in sales and marketing management in the electronic components industry, most recently as vice president of sales and marketing at Hosonic Electronics, a global manufacturer of frequency control devices headquartered in China. At Hosonic Electronics he was instrumental in developing a global distributor network, substantially growing the company's business in North America.

Mark Blodgett, chairman and CEO of ProPhotonix, said: 'I am delighted that a person of Howard's experience and proven success is joining us in this critical position. Howard's leadership appointment is consistent with our growth strategy and we are actively expanding our global sales resources to drive continuing growth.'

Commenting on his appointment Longin stated: 'I am impressed with the depth and breadth of the ProPhotonix solution set that addresses many problems industries face. ProPhotonix solutions for high-speed inspection, whether LED or laser-based, are some of the most comprehensive I have seen. The company's solutions are also uniquely suited for many applications in the high-growth medical devices market. I firmly believe we are poised to make a major impact in our markets.'

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