WESTBOROUGH, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kopin Corporation (NASDAQ:KOPN) a leading developer of innovative wearable computing technologies and solutions, today announced the hiring of Mr. Harry Buchanan as the Company’s Director of Business Development, focusing on emerging applications in the defense market and reporting to Mr. Bill Maffucci, Vice President/General Manager - Government Programs.
Buchanan is an industry veteran, with more than 24 years experience working with defense contractors in engineering, program management and business development roles. His background includes extensive experience in the development and production of wearable, hand-held and rifle-mounted night vision systems, as well as optics for a variety of head-mounted and hand-held surveillance and targeting systems.
“Kopin has long been a leader in supplying the US military with displays and imaging systems for the most advanced soldier systems in the world,” said Dr. John C.C. Fan, CEO of Kopin. “With our newest technology including high-brightness AMLCD-based solutions, outstanding reliability and consistent delivery performance, Kopin’s solutions are enjoying increased interest across the defense industry. The addition of Harry Buchanan, with his extensive experience in the defense industry, to this newly created position on the Kopin team will enhance our ability to expand our products into new generations of weapon systems.”
Mr. Buchanan has worked on night vision systems since 1992 at ITT, with his last position as Business Development Manager for all of ITT Exelis’ Army and Marine Corps business. Most recently Buchanan was the North American Business Development Manager for Excelitas Technologies, representing their Qioptiq Division’s optics product line. Mr. Buchanan holds a B.S. in Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
“Leveraging its position as the leading micro-display provider to the US military for over 25 years, the transformation of the battlefield to one of networked digital systems is creating significant new opportunities for Kopin,” said Harry Buchanan. “Kopin’s industry leading high-brightness AMLCD displays, coupled with strong capabilities in optics, electronics and mechanical packaging for man-portable and wearable display products, uniquely positions Kopin to address these expanding opportunities.”
Kopin Corporation is a leading developer and provider of innovative wearable technologies and solutions for integration into head-worn computing and display systems to military, industrial and consumer customers. Kopin’s technology portfolio includes ultra-small displays, optics, speech enhancement technology, system and hands-free control software, low-power ASICs, and ergonomically designed smart headset reference systems. Kopin’s proprietary components and technology are protected by more than 300 global patents and patents pending. For more information, please visit Kopin’s website at www.kopin.com.
Statements in this news release may be considered “forward-looking” statements under the “Safe Harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These include, without limitation, statements relating Kopin’s solutions seeing increased interest across the defense industry; the transformation of the battlefield to one of networked digital systems is creating significant new opportunities for Kopin; and Kopin’s industry leading high brightness AMLCD displays, coupled with strong capabilities in optics, electronics and mechanical packaging for man-portable and wearable display products uniquely positions Kopin to address these expanding opportunities. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following: the increased interest in Kopin’s solution may not result in sales of Kopin products; Kopin may not be able to take advantage of the opportunities created by the transformation to network digital systems; Kopin may not be able to take advantage of the expanding opportunities resulting from its strong capabilities; Kopin may win contract awards by defense customers but the government may not fund this contract awards, existing contracts may not be funded or they may be cancelled; and other risk factors and cautionary statements listed in the Company’s periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the 12 months ended December 26, 2015, and the Company’s subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. The Company undertakes no responsibility to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this report.