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Ocean Optics appoints new president

Ocean Optics has appointed Kevin Chittim as its new president, with Robert Randelman moving to divisional chief executive for the spectrometer specialist's parent firm Halma.

Prior to his appointment at Ocean Optics, Chittim served as chief executive officer at sister Halma company, Labsphere. During his tenure at Labsphere Chittim led the company through a merger with SphereOptics in 2010 and the establishment of a wholly-owned subsidiary in Shanghai, China. Before joining Labsphere in 2007 Chittim held executive positions at Radiant Imaging, Melles Griot, Newport and Spectra Physics.

Randelman says: 'Kevin brings significant knowledge of the photonics marketplace and the potential to make a substantial impact in broadening the range of applications and bringing them to market faster throughout the world.'

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