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David Parent Joins Laser Light Engines as Chief Financial Officer

David Parent Joins Laser Light Engines as Chief Financial Officer 
New Executive to Help Lead Continued Growth and Commercialization of
the Company's Industry-Leading Laser Illumination Technology 
SALEM, NH -- (Marketwired) -- 04/10/13 --  Laser Light Engines, Inc.
(LLE), the leader in laser illumination for high brightness digital
projection, announced that David J. Parent has been appointed Vice
President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for the company. "We
are pleased to add Dave's deep experience and proven ability to our
management team, as he helps spearhead our next phase of growth in
this rapidly emerging industry," said John O'Hara, President and CEO
of LLE. 
Parent brings more than 20 years of financial leadership experience
to his new role, which includes overseeing finance, legal, human
resources and IT operations at Laser Light Engines. Previously he
served as CFO at Aegis Lightwave, Inc., an optical component and
systems company, where he helped grow the company from pre-revenue to
profitability, raising capital and managing acquisitions of several
optical component companies including, AOFR and CardinalPoint Optics.
He also played a key role in the sale and post-acquisition
integration into II-VI, Inc. and its subsidiary Photop Technologies
following II-VI's acquisition of Aegis in 2011. Parent also served as
Director of Finance & Controller for Integral Access, Inc., a
supplier of VoIP access equipment, where he helped raise more than
$100 million in equity and debt financing while growing the company
from early stage through its acquisition. Parent began his career
with numerous accounting and finance positions at National
Semiconductor Corp. 
"Dave's diverse experience in startups, fund raising, acquisitions,
manufacturing and optical technology was a key factor in his
appointment," said O'Hara. He said Parent will help direct many of
the company's critical activities following more than $15 million in
private funding raised last year, as LLE accelerates product
development and manufacturing capabilities. 
"LLE's laser illumination products, with their significant cost, form
factor, brightness and image quality, advantages are gaining traction
in digital and 3D cinema, displays, lighting and other markets," said
Parent. "I'm excited to be part of a company that is not only
developing and manufacturing cutting edge products, but also
revolutionizing an industry."  
About Laser Light Engines
 Laser Light Engines, based in Salem, NH,
develops, manufactures and markets high performance, laser-driven
illumination engines and color modules for high-brightness
performance projection, signage, metrology and lighting applications
worldwide. A pioneer in the field, LLE was the first to demonstrate
full despeckling on both white and silver screens and laser-based
spectral 3D. For more information, visit:
http://www.laserlightengines.com  
Laser Light Engines, LLE, DSG265 and Laser6P are trademarks of Laser
Light Engines, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks
are the property of their respective holders. 
Media Contacts:
Pamela DiMarzio Nelson
Laser Light Engines 
pnelson@laserlightengines.com
+1 978.337.3153 (mobile)