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LPTH Lightpath

Filed: 9 Mar 21, 4:01pm
  Exhibit 99.1
 
 
For Immediate Release
 
 
LightPath Appoints Mobile Technology Veteran Eric Creviston to Board of Directors
 
 
ORLANDO, FL – March 9, 2021 - LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPTH) (“LightPath,” the “Company” or “we”), a leading vertically integrated global manufacturer and integrator of proprietary optical and infrared components and high-level assemblies, today announced the appointment of Mr. Eric Creviston to its Board of Directors (the “Board”), effective March 4, 2020. Mr. Creviston will serve as a Class II director, filling the vacancy created by Dr. Stephen Brueck’s recent retirement. Mr. Creviston is currently Corporate Vice President and President of the Mobile Products group of Qorvo Inc. (NASDAQ: QRVO) (“Qorvo”), which develops and commercializes worldwide semiconductor products and software for advanced wireless and wired technologies.
 
Mr. Robert Ripp, Chairman of LightPath, commented, “With the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer just about one year ago and the implementation of a new strategic direction underway, we are pleased to include Eric as a director on the LightPath Board. Throughout a career spanning nearly three decades in the wireless and mobile technology industry, Eric's experience includes successfully scaling growth through product innovation and international market expansion, organizational change management, and strategies to deliver operational excellence. Eric also has been deeply involved in assessing strategic plans and identifying and integrating new potential growth opportunities into an organization. Eric's experiences and attributes align with LightPath’s new solutions-oriented strategic direction, and we look forward to his participation and perspective during our Board discussions to facilitate the pace of change within LightPath.”
 
Mr. Creviston received a Master’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Illinois. He has served as Corporate Vice President and President of Mobile Products for Qorvo since January 2015. Prior to that, he served as the Corporate Vice President and President of Cellular Products Group for RF Micro Devices, Inc. (“RFMD”) from August 2007 to January 2015. From May 2002 to August 2007, he served as Corporate Vice President of Cellular Products Group (previously known as Wireless Products until 2004), for RFMD.
 
About LightPath Technologies
 
LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPTH) is a leading global, vertically integrated provider of optics, photonics and infrared solutions for the industrial, commercial, defense, telecommunications, and medical industries. LightPath designs, manufactures, and distributes proprietary optical and infrared components including molded glass aspheric lenses and assemblies, infrared lenses and thermal imaging assemblies, fused fiber collimators, and proprietary Black DiamondTM (“BD6”) chalcogenide-based glass lenses. LightPath also offers custom optical assemblies, including full engineering design support. The Company is headquartered in Orlando, Florida, with manufacturing and sales offices in Latvia and China.
 
 
 
 
LightPath’s wholly-owned subsidiary, ISP Optics Corporation, manufactures a full range of infrared products from high performance MWIR and LWIR lenses and lens assemblies. ISP’s infrared lens assembly product line includes athermal lens systems used in cooled and un-cooled thermal imaging cameras. Manufacturing is performed in-house to provide precision optical components including spherical, aspherical and diffractive coated infrared lenses. ISP’s optics processes allow it to manufacture its products from all important types of infrared materials and crystals. Manufacturing processes include CNC grinding and CNC polishing, diamond turning, continuous and conventional polishing, optical contacting and advanced coating technologies.
 
For more information on LightPath and its businesses, please visit www.lightpath.com.
 
Forward-Looking Statements
 
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