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Marlow Industries Names Kevin MacGibbon as General Manager, Barry Nickerson to Lead Advanced Products Group


Dallas, TX, July 2, 2012 - II-VI Inc. announced today that Kevin MacGibbon has been named General Manager of Marlow Industries. MacGibbon will lead Marlow’s global operations including research, finance, sales/marketing, manufacturing, European and Asian operations, serving the defense, space, photonics, telecommunications, medical, automotive, power generation, consumer and industrial markets.

Marlow’s prior General Manager, Barry Nickerson, served as president of Marlow Industries for the past 14 years and oversaw global operations. Nickerson has been promoted to General Manager of II-VI Inc.’s Advanced Products Group which includes Marlow Industries and Wide Band Gap, Inc., reporting to Executive Vice President Chuck Mattera.

Chuck Mattera says “This organizational leadership change should allow both Marlow and WBG to sustain their profitable growth performance, product and technology leadership, operational excellence, and further leverage the talent of its people worldwide.”

“This change is consistent with the corporation's Leadership Development Initiative, and a great opportunity for WBG to learn from Marlow's experiences while reducing overall operating costs by leveraging Marlow’s existing investments to grow the business,” says Mattera.

In his prior roles at Marlow as General Manager of Commercial Products and President of II-VI Vietnam, Kevin MacGibbon was responsible for running the day-to-day operations of Marlow's vertically integrated manufacturing, engineering and supply chain operations in Dallas and Vietnam. Kevin also established the market direction of products manufactured in the Vietnam facility, championing the Vietnam strategy and pushing to develop a lower cost base for manufacturing.

MacGibbon says “My number one goal is to continue to improve the quality of our products. I also want to expand the business with engineered solutions that improve the performance of our customers’ products, and drive toward the lowest cost solutions. It is also my desire to ensure that Marlow provides an environment that will allow our employees to grow. Reaching these goals will provide better solutions for our current and future customers at competitive prices.”

“While we are changing management at the top, we are still the same company with the same values that our customers have enjoyed and come to expect for the past 39 years. My direction is to build on this very solid base that Barry Nickerson has left.”

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