Reinhold F. Wirth to Lead Optomec’s Engineering Team

Albuquerque, New Mexico May 1, 2007: Reinhold Wirth has recently joined Optomec as Vice President of Engineering to lead efforts in the further development of LENS and M3D additive manufacturing systems.

Wirth joined Optomec after working for Kulicke and Soffa as Director of Development Engineering in the electronic packaging testing division in Gilbert, Arizona. Prior to his involvement with Kulicke and Soffa, Wirth worked at the GE Global Research Center in Niskayuna, New York for 22 years where he served as Key Design Lead on Next Generation Products. Wirth holds over 12 patents in world-changing technologies including flat panel AM LCD’s and digital x-ray imaging.

“We are very pleased to have Reinhold on the Optomec team” said Dave Ramahi, President and CEO of Optomec. “Reinhold’s broad engineering and R&D experience will advance the delivery of superior additive manufacturing solutions for our customers.”

Wirth stated “I’m excited to become a part of the Optomec team, building on technologies which have played key roles in the advancement of mankind. Optomec’s leading material deposition systems are continuously being utilized in novel ways that will save energy, create new markets, and enhance our daily lives. It is an era that continues to challenge miniaturization, speed and precision. Optomec is a key contributor in many current and emerging technologies.”

Optomec is the world-leading provider of additive manufacturing systems for high-performance applications in the Aerospace & Defense, Electronics, and Biomedical markets. These systems utilize Optomec’s proprietary M3D aerosol-jetting technology and LENS powder-metal fabrication technology. The company has a global customer base of industry-leading manufacturers.

LENS is a registered trademark of Sandia Corporation.

M3D is a registered trademark of Optomec, Inc.