Newcon International Ltd. announces the appointment of Peter L. Biro as President and CEO

TORONTO, May 3 /CNW/ - Michael Beker, Chairman of Newcon International Ltd. o/a Newcon Optik, is delighted to announce the appointment of Peter L. Biro, B.A., M.A., LL.B., B.C.L., as President and CEO, to lead the company in its next phase of development and expansion.

Peter has practised law as commercial litigator, employment lawyer and external general counsel for numerous business corporations (including Newcon Optik), non-profit organizations and public and private institutions and individuals for almost twenty years. After obtaining undergraduate and graduate degrees in political theory and studying at the University of Guelph, McMaster University and the University of Toronto, Peter studied law and graduated from the National Program at McGill University's Faculty of Law with his common law and civil law degrees.  Peter was a partner at Goodman and Carr LLP and, more recently, at WeirFoulds LLP in Toronto and has been a leading member of the commercial litigation and employment law bars. Over the course of his legal career, Peter lectured, published and commented frequently in the media on developments in the law and politics.

Peter's extensive community work presently includes serving as Treasurer and a director of the Global Secretariat of the Jane Goodall Institute, director of the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada, Co-Founder of Pollination Project, Executive Producer of the Watershed Music Festival and Program Committee member of the Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs. He has previously also served as a Governor of the University of Haifa, President of Canadian Friends of Haifa University and a director of West Toronto Support Services for Senior Citizens and the Disabled.

Newcon Optik is a Canadian company and one of the leading manufacturers of electro-optical products, having achieved international recognition as a leader in the research and development, design and manufacturing of state-of-the art laser rangefinders and night vision systems. Newcon Optik's laser rangefinders and its array of night vision and other optical equipment are used and relied upon by governments, peacekeepers, navies, air forces, law enforcement professionals and outdoors enthusiasts around the world. Newcon Optik is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, where its R & D, design and manufacturing operations are located. Some 95% of its products are manufactured for export.

SOURCE Newcon Optik

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