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NLIGHT Appoints Jim Haden as Chief Operating Officer


Vancouver, WA  September 16, 2008 – nLIGHT Corporation (nLIGHT), a leading supplier of high-power semiconductor lasers and high-performance fibers, announced today that Jim Haden has been named Chief Operating Officer. Haden most recently served as Director of Operations and Product Line Development at Coherent, Inc. Before that, Haden held the position as Director of Operations at JDSU. Haden started his career at SDL in 1988 after graduating with a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California.

“Jim has a long track record of success in our industry”, stated Scott Keeney, nLIGHT’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “He is a key addition to our team and will provide critical leadership as we continue to grow and expand our product portfolio to address the growing market.”

“I am thrilled to take on this new role”, said Haden. “The applications for high-power semiconductor lasers continue to grow and I am excited to join a great team that is solely focused on these opportunities.”

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