QUEBEC CITY, April 16 /CNW Telbec/ - Opsens Inc. (TSX VENTURE
EXCHANGE : OPS) ("Opsens") has announced today the nomination of Yves
Plamondon to the position of Vice President Sales & Marketing. M. Plamondon
will be responsible to develop, optimize and execute an aggressive
commercialization strategy and to lead the Opsens' sales team in the medical,
energy and scientific laboratory markets.
M. Plamondon, member of l'Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec, has developed a
vast expertise in optical devices commercialization. He has held positions
such as vice president sales and marketing for Nortel, Cogeco Câbles Canada
and Gentec Electro-Optique.
M. Plamondon affirmed: "My background and experience in High-Tech and
Optical companies provide me with the ability to assess Opsens' bright future.
I am highly motivated to join the Opsens team which had developed an extensive
product portfolio for its targeted markets."
M. Pierre Carrier, President and Chief Executive Officer said: "We are
very please to welcome M. Plamondon in our team. Plamondon's expertise,
markets knowledge and motivation will be a key contributor for the success of
our commercialization activities. His past partnership with some of our key
International Distributors should lead to a quick integration."
Grant of stock options
Opsens' Board of Directors also authorized the grant of a total of
200,000 stock options to M. Plamondon. Under the provisions of Opsens' stock
option plan, each stock option granted will entitle its holder to subscribe
for one Opsens common share at a price of $0.95 per share until April 15,
2012. Such options granted will be acquired over a period of four years at
rate of 25 % per year, the first tranche being acquired at the end of the
first year following the granting of the options.
About Opsens (www.opsens.com)
Opsens is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of a wide range
of fiber optic sensors and associated signal conditioners based on proprietary
and patent pending technologies. Opsens sensors provide long-term accuracy and
reliability in the harshest environments and are able to address various
critical measurement requirements notably in the oil and gas field. Opsens
provides patent pending sensors to measure pressure, temperature, strain and
displacement to original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and end-users in the
oil and gas, medical, energy and laboratory fields. Opsens offers technical
services, as on site installation, training and turnkey fiber optic systems.
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Forward-looking statements contained in this press release involve known
and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual
results, performance and achievements of Opsens to be materially different
from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by
the said forward-looking statements.
For further information:
For further information: Pierre Carrier, President and Chief Executive
Officer, (418) 682-9996; Louis Laflamme, CA, Chief Financial Officer, (418)