Virtek Vision Announces the Appointment of Stephen J. Sorocky as President and Chief Executive Officer

    WATERLOO, ON, Nov. 29 /CNW/ - Virtek Vision International Inc. (TSX:VRK),
a leading developer and provider of high value industrial laser solutions,
today announced that Stephen J. Sorocky has been appointed to the position of
President and Chief Executive Officer effective January 7, 2008.
    Mr. Sorocky is an experienced senior executive who comes to Virtek with a
25-year track record of growth and value creation in technology and
manufacturing businesses. Since 2000 Mr. Sorocky has been the Chief Executive
Officer of Dynacon Inc. Dynacon led the Canadian Space Agency's MOST Project,
a partnership to create the world's smallest space telescope. While at Dynacon
Mr. Sorocky also led the development of an innovative new laboratory
automation product which now has an established and rapidly growing market as
a best practice in clinical laboratories.
    Before joining Dynacon Mr. Sorocky was a Vice President with EDS Canada
where he had P&L responsibility for the Manufacturing Industry Division. In
that role Mr. Sorocky led the development of several significant new IT
outsourcing accounts.
    Mr. Sorocky began his career at Spar Aerospace where he held a number of
positions of increasing responsibility over sixteen years. In 1992 he was
appointed to the position of Assistant Vice President to the President and
Chief Executive Officer where he played an important role in managing Spar's
relationship with the Canadian Space Agency. He was then promoted to Vice
President and General Manager of Spar's Space Robotics Division where he
managed the space shuttle Canadarm, Canadarm 2, SPDM and space station
    Mr. Sorocky holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering Science from the
University of Toronto and an MBA in International Business and Finance from
McGill University. He is currently completing the Chartered Directors program
at The Directors College, McMaster University. He is the former Chair of
Vistar, a Spar-BCE joint venture in the area of satellite to ground
communications. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Dynacon.
    Bob Nally, Chairman of the Board of Directors, said, "Virtek's Board is
very pleased to have someone of Steve's ability and experience to lead the
company. Virtek has a clear agenda that includes aggressive growth in the
Marking and Engraving business and significant improvements to profitability
and return on assets. We are confident that Steve brings the business
leadership, managerial talent and engineering acumen that Virtek needs to
deliver against these goals."
    Mr. Sorocky replaces Bob Sandness who is completing his term as Virtek's
President and Chief Executive Officer at the end of the year. "The board
extends its thanks to Bob for his commitment and contribution to Virtek over
the past eight years," said Mr. Nally.

    Forward-looking Statements

    This news release may contain information and statements of a
forward-looking nature concerning the future performance of the company. Any
such forward-looking statements are based on current suppositions and
expectations that are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. These
include, but are not limited to, the effects of general economic conditions on
the customers and markets that we serve, the impact of price pressures exerted
by competitors, changes that may take place in our costs and expenditures, the
results of our research and development programs, and other factors discussed
in our Management Discussion and Analysis and other regulatory filings. Virtek
assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements or to update
the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the
forward-looking statements.

    About Virtek

    Virtek Vision International Inc. is a leading developer and provider of
high-value industrial laser solutions, providing marking & engraving products,
templating, and inspection products, and systems integration solutions to
customers around the world. Virtek is a full-service provider, offering
research and development, manufacturing, integration, training, after-sales
support, and installation for customers in the prefabricated construction,
transportation, metalworking, tool and die, and mold-making industries
worldwide. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Virtek also has offices in
Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Ludenscheid and Nurnberg, Germany; and Busto
Arsizio, Italy. Please visit for more information.

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For further information:

For further information: Peter Monsberger, VP Finance and CFO, Virtek
Vision International Inc., Tel: (519) 746-7190, Fax: (519) 746-3383, e-mail:; Richard Wertheim, Wertheim Company Inc, Tel: (416)
594-1600, e-mail:

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