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Blake Fennell
Named President and CEO of Abrisa Technologies

Santa Paula, CA – We are pleased to announce that Mr. Blake Fennell has joined Abrisa Technologies as President and CEO effective August 27, 2012.


Mr. Fennell comes to Abrisa Technologies following a strong and very successful 17+ year career at Melles Griot, where he held multiple senior leadership roles, serving as Chief Operating Officer and then as Chief Executive Officer of this manufacturer and distributor of photonics-related components and sub-systems; including lasers, optical systems, and electro-optical components.


Following the acquisition of Melles Griot by Norwest Equity Partners in 2007, Blake served for an additional 4 years as President of the Laser Group within CVI Melles Griot, a California based manufacturer of lasers and laser-based light engines serving the biomedical-instrumentation, industrial, aerospace/defense, and micro-electronics industries. In all of these roles, Blake demonstrated a strong commitment to growth through innovative manufacturing, redesigned supply chain logistics, and sales/distribution programs which served his customers well, encouraging strong growth of the businesses he has run.


According to Blake, “I look forward to this new and exciting chapter in my career with Abrisa Technologies. My vision for the future of the company is to bring world-class manufacturing excellence to Abrisa Technologies, elevating the support for our optical products and services to our current and future customer base.”


Blake further explains, “Abrisa Technologies has extremely strong capabilities for both of its primary offerings; that being glass fabrication and thin film optical coatings. The company’s solid reputation and dedicated work force is highly motivated to deliver value to all stakeholders.”


Graham Partners, the Equity Firm that holds Abrisa Technologies in their portfolio of companies has great respect for the ability of the management team and remains excited about the future of Abrisa technologies. Graham Partners feels strongly that the addition of Blake Fennell to the Abrisa Technologies team will strongly encourage the growth prospects and success of the company, its customers and its employees.


Abrisa Technologies is a recognized global supplier of high quality, fabricated glass components, optical thin film coatings, and custom glass solutions for a wide variety of industries. From our US based Abrisa Industrial Glass fabrication facility in Santa Paula, CA and our ZC&R Coatings for Optics division in Torrance, CA we serve diverse industries such as microelectronics and displays, semiconductor, military, automotive, aerospace, medical, biomedical and scientific R&D. We provide custom specialty flat glass and coating products for applications such as: flat panel display, touch and gesture recognition; visible to IR imaging and surveillance; entertainment, indoor and outdoor lighting; advanced instrumentation; and photonics.


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