2/7/2006 9:01:00 AM
BOTHELL, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb. 7, 2006–Microvision, Inc.
(Nasdaq:MVIS), a leader in light scanning technologies, announced
today that it has named Ian D. Brown, 43, as its Vice President of
Sales and Marketing. Mr. Brown will lead the new Sales and Marketing
organization and focus on developing and driving Microvision’s growth
strategy in the Americas and Europe.
Mr. Brown joins Microvision from GE Healthcare, a subsidiary of
General Electric, most recently serving as the America’s Sales and
Marketing Manager for its $100M+ Nuclear Medicine unit. Over the past
few years, Mr. Brown has been responsible for defining and executing
the “go-to-market” and commercialization strategies for Nuclear
Medicine products in the Americas. Mr. Brown has been instrumental in
three major product launches of Nuclear medicine cameras, the most
recent being a small footprint product for cardiac imaging.
A significant part of Mr. Brown’s 16-year career at GE Healthcare
was spent in Europe, helping to lead the European deployment of its
“At the Customer for the Customer” projects, using Six Sigma
methodology to proactively analyze and implement process gains in
clinical environments for patient comfort and departmental efficiency.
Mr. Brown held Six Sigma roles as a certified Blackbelt and Master
“We are very pleased to add Ian’s experience and proven leadership
to our sales and marketing team,” said Microvision President & CEO
Alexander Tokman. “During his distinguished career at GE, Ian has
consistently shown the ability to define, lead and work with numerous
cross-functional business teams to drive execution and quality
throughout the organization. His customer centric marketing, sales and
Six Sigma skills and healthcare experience will allow him to drive
synergies across our new combined sales and marketing organization,
strengthen our customer focus and position us well for future growth
into the new market segments.”
“I have been privileged to work with many exceptional people at
GE. Leaving a company that excels at technology and process structure
was not an easy decision,” stated Brown. “However, Microvision is
poised to bring a variety of breakthrough product solutions to the
industrial, consumer and military marketplace and I am thrilled to be
part of that future.”
About Microvision: www.microvision.com.
Headquartered in Bothell, Wash., Microvision, Inc. is the world
leader in the development of high-resolution displays and imaging
systems based on the company’s proprietary silicon micro-mirror
technology. The company’s technology has applications in a broad range
of military, medical, industrial, professional and consumer products.
Certain statements contained in this release relating to product
solutions and revenue, product applications, operating results, and
strategic partnerships are forward-looking statements that involve a
number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual
results to differ materially from those projected in the company’s
forward-looking statements include the following: our ability to
execute on our operating plan; market acceptance of our technologies
and products; our ability to obtain financing; our financial and
technical resources relative to those of our competitors; our ability
to keep up with rapid technological change; government regulation of
our technologies; our ability to enforce our intellectual property
rights and protect our proprietary technologies; the ability to obtain
additional contract awards and to develop partnership opportunities;
the timing of commercial product launches; the ability to achieve key
technical milestones in key products; and other risk factors
identified from time to time in the company’s SEC reports, including
in its Annual Report on 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004, and
its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.
CONTACT: Microvision, Inc., Bothell
Brian Heagler, 425-415-6794 (Investors)
Matt Nichols, 425-415-6657 (Media)
SOURCE: Microvision, Inc.