MIDDLEFIELD, Conn., Feb. 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zygo Corporation (Nasdaq:ZIGO) today announced that it has hired Mr. Tony Allan as the Company's Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations, reporting directly to the President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Chris Koliopoulos. Mr. Allan will succeed Doug Eccleston, who will retire after a short transition period. Most recently, Mr. Allan served as Chief Operating Officer of Masimo Corporation, a publicly traded medical technology company that develops, manufactures, and markets non-invasive patient monitoring products worldwide. Prior to joining Masimo, Mr. Allan had been Vice President - Global Business Units, Instrumentation and Medical Sector, with Jabil Inc., an electronics design, manufacturing and product solutions company. Mr. Allan holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Quality Engineering from the University of Paisley and a H.N.D. in Engineering from Glasgow College. Commenting on the appointment, Dr. Koliopoulos stated, "With his breadth of experience and background running complex global manufacturing operations, Tony brings further bench strength to the Zygo Leadership Team as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations. I look forward to working with Tony in this role, as the Company continues to mature in size and global reach. Tony will be instrumental in helping the Company to continue to build on its strategies and best practices to capitalize on the many opportunities that lay ahead, taking the company to the next level." Dr. Koliopoulos added, "I and all at Zygo congratulate Doug Eccleston on his distinguished career and wish him a long productive retirement. We appreciate his fellowship, mentoring and influence on the Zygo culture. His leadership has been integral in driving lean processes and the improvements in Zygo operations and gross margins." Mr. Allan commented, "I am very excited about joining Zygo and look forward to working with Chris and the Company's dedicated employees, as well as continuing to focus on growth initiatives, advanced optical technology, customer satisfaction, shareholder interests, and optimizing Zygo for peak performance."