ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPTH) ("LightPath", the "Company" or "we"), a global manufacturer, distributor and integrator of patented optical components and high-level assemblies, today announced the expansion of its Infrared Optics group with the addition of Glenn Breeze in a newly created position. Mr. Breeze will lead worldwide commercialization and sales efforts for the Company's Infrared products, which includes its world class molded chalcogenide optics.
Mr. Breeze brings to LightPath Technologies over 30 years experience in sales, marketing and business development, including significant direct experience in the infrared, advanced technical materials and optical markets. He previously held executive level business development and technical sales positions in finished infrared optical components and lens assemblies which are integrated into multiple sensor camera systems for defense, security, reconnaissance and commercial applications. Most recently, he was Director of Sales and Marketing for Ophir Optics (now Newport Corporation), where he was primarily responsible for the sales growth of the US division of Ophir Optics."The addition of Glenn Breeze to our team strengthens our molded infrared optic business, which represents a significant component of our growth strategy," said Jim Gaynor, CEO of LightPath. "Glenn's impressive track record of delivering sales growth within our addressable markets as well as his demand creation and sales leadership experience complement our existing strengths in product development and manufacturing. His experience and knowledge of the infrared market is a tremendous asset that we expect will enhance our prospects for future success." At LightPath, Mr. Breeze will direct strategic planning, business development and sales management activities for the Company's expanding line of infrared lenses, including assuming responsibility for key commercial, government and military accounts and growth of LightPath's existing direct sales and indirect distribution network.