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LightPath Technologies Announced Mr. Mark Palvino as VP of Global Sales & Marketing

ORLANDO, FL / ACCESSWIRE / June 4, 2020 / LightPath Technologies, Inc. (LPTH) ("LightPath," the "Company," or "we"), a leading vertically integrated global manufacturer, distributor and integrator of proprietary optical and infrared components and high-level assemblies, today announced that Mark Palvino has joined the Company as Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, effective June 2, 2020.

Mark Palvino is a seasoned executive and former Senior Director of Sales at MKS Instruments, Inc. where he was responsible for the global sales of the Newport optical components business. He brings to LightPath over 25 years of sales leadership driving growth and influencing change, with a strategic focus on improving the customer experience, expanding brand awareness and enabling revenue generation activities. He has broad market experience selling into the automotive, aerospace, communications, industrial, life health sciences, and semiconductor industries.

Mr. Palvino holds a B.S. in Optics from the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Rochester. He has held leadership roles at other manufacturing companies including Ambrell Corporation, Optimax Systems, Inc. and Zygo Corporation.

Mark Palvino commented, "I am delighted to be joining LightPath and have the opportunity to work with Sam Rubin whom I have known for some time. LightPath has a long history of innovation and delivering exceptional optical components, and I look forward to working closely with the team and our customers to enable our collective success to grow the business further."

Mr. Sam Rubin, President and CEO stated, "We are all very excited to work with Mark and welcome him to LightPath. I expect Mark will excel in this role as he has with other companies and I am eager for us to get to work quickly and provide customers with the solutions they need."

About LightPath Technologies

LightPath Technologies, Inc. (LPTH) is a leading global, vertically integrated provider of optics, photonics and infrared solutions for the industrial, commercial, defense, telecommunications, and medical industries. LightPath designs, manufactures, and distributes proprietary optical and infrared components including molded glass aspheric lenses and assemblies, infrared lenses and thermal imaging assemblies, fused fiber collimators, and proprietary Black DiamondTM ("BD6") chalcogenide-based glass lenses. LightPath also offers custom optical assemblies, including full engineering design support. The Company is headquartered in Orlando, Florida, with manufacturing and sales offices in Latvia and China.

LightPath's wholly-owned subsidiary, ISP Optics Corporation, manufactures a full range of infrared products from high performance MWIR and LWIR lenses and lens assemblies. ISP's infrared lens assembly product line includes athermal lens systems used in cooled and un-cooled thermal imaging cameras. Manufacturing is performed in-house to provide precision optical components including spherical, aspherical and diffractive coated infrared lenses. ISP's optics processes allow it to manufacture its products from all important types of infrared materials and crystals. Manufacturing processes include CNC grinding and CNC polishing, diamond turning, continuous and conventional polishing, optical contacting and advanced coating technologies.

For more information on LightPath and its businesses, please visit www.lightpath.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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CONTACT:

Sam Rubin, President & CEO
LightPath Technologies, Inc.
Tel: 407-382-4003
srubin@lightpath.com

Don Retreage, Jr. CFO
LightPath Technologies, Inc.
Tel: 407-382-4003
dretreage@lightpath.com

Jordan Darrow
Darrow Associates, Inc.
Tel: 512-551-9296
jdarrow@darrowir.com

SOURCE: LightPath Technologies, Inc.



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