SOURCE: ProPhotonix Ltd

September 28, 2011 02:00 ET

Appointment of Director of Sales - Americas

SALEM, NH--(Marketwire - Sep 28, 2011) -

28 September 2011

                      ProPhotonix Limited
                ("ProPhotonix" or "the Company")

   Appointment of Howard Longin as Director of Sales - Americas

ProPhotonix Limited, (London Stock Exchange - AIM: PPIX and PPIR, OTC:
STKR.PK), a designer and manufacturer of LED light engines and laser
diodes modules as well as a distributor of premium vendors' laser
diodes, announces today the appointment of Howard Longin as its
Director of Sales - Americas.

Howard brings more than twenty 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.

Howard joins David McGuinness, the Director of Sales - Europe/
Middle-east/Africa, in providing ProPhotonix with experienced sales
leadership to accelerate revenue growth.

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 Howard stated, "I am impressed with the
depth and breadth of the ProPhotonix solution set that addresses many
problems that 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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Mark W. Blodgett, CEO          

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About ProPhotonix

ProPhotonix Limited, headquartered in Salem, New Hampshire, is an
independent designer and manufacturer of diode-based laser modules and
LED systems for industry leading OEMs and medical equipment companies.
In addition, the Company distributes premium diodes for Opnext, Sanyo &
Sony. The Company serves a wide range of markets including the machine
vision, industrial inspection, defense, sensors, and medical markets.
ProPhotonix has offices and subsidiaries in the U.S., Ireland, and
Europe. For more information about ProPhotonix and its innovative
products, visit the Company's web site at .

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