Photon Control Appoints Ivan Melnyk, PhD to the Board

    BURNABY, BC, Oct. 10 /CNW/ - Photon Control Inc. ("Photon") (TSX-V: PHO),
is pleased to announce the appointment of Ivan Melnyk to the Board on
October 9, 2007.
    Dr. Ivan Melnyk joined the Company in 2000 as Director of R&D. He became
General Manager in 2001, and subsequently was appointed Senior Vice
President/Chief Technology Officer.
    Dr. Melnyk commenced projects for product supply to the semiconductor
sector in 2003 which have grown into multi-million product supply and became
the main Photon business start.
    Dr. Melnyk was appointed Chief Operating Officer in November 2006 and is
responsible for Company operations which comprise development, production and
direct sales of OEM products.
    S. Robert Blair, as Chairman of Photon's Board noted that, "In addition
to being innovative scientist and engineer, Dr. Melnyk has proven ability to
develop business relationships and make things happen. The Board will gain
from Dr. Melnyk's optic industry knowledge, energy and devotion to Photon's
future success."

    About Photon Control Inc.
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    Photon Control Inc. develops and manufactures optoelectronic products for
measurement and control. All Photon's products have competitive advantages in
both performance and cost. Markets for Photon's products include semiconductor
capital equipment, oil and gas, power industry, life sciences and research.

    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
    responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the contents herein.

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For further information: Company Contact: Lauren Nickel, Investor
Relations, (604) 422-8861 x 108,

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