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Mr. Glenn Hopkinson Appointed General Manager of UK Based SABRE Ballistics

ROCHESTER, N.Y., January 27, 2015 – Sydor Instruments has announced the appointment of Mr. Glenn Hopkinson, MBA, as General Manager of its UK based SABRE Ballistics division, effective immediately. Michael Pavia, President Sydor Instruments, will continue as Managing Director, a role he assumed when the company was acquired by Sydor Instruments in August 2014. Mr. David Balfour, currently UK Operations Executive, will continue in his role for an extended period of time to ensure continuity and a smooth transition.

“Glenn brings almost 30 years of global business management experience to our company including significant experience in the defense and engineering industries. His commitment to customer service and history of creating growth strategies are critical to taking SABRE Ballistics to the next level,” stated Michael Pavia, President Sydor Instruments.

“I applaud Michael for bringing in a leader of Mr. Hopkinson’s caliber. I am confident that under Mr. Hopkinson’s leadership SABRE customers will continue to receive the same expert products and service they have come to expect from SABRE Ballistics,” stated Mr. David Balfour, UK Operations Executive.

Prior to this appointment, Mr. Hopkinson held a variety of general management, business development and senior commercial positions; he has a background in Night Vision equipment, Spectroradiometers and Armour Systems at various aerospace, security and defense companies including GEC, Chemring Euorpe, Aegis Engineering and 4D Controls.

About Sydor Instruments
Sydor Instruments is a is a comprehensive diagnostics solution provider. We provide our customers with custom diagnostics and ultrafast imaging systems for a variety of applications in science and industry. Sydor Instruments specializes in streak cameras and single photon detectors where the highest resolution and accuracy is required.

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Media contact:
Michael Pavia, President, Sydor Instruments
(585) 278-1168