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24 September 2008


Ellen Richstone joins Luminus Devices

Ellen Richstone has joined Luminus Devices Inc of Billerica, Mass, USA as executive vice president and chief financial officer, with responsibility for implementing and managing worldwide finance, administrative, human resources, legal and IT operations.

Prior to joining Luminus, Richstone was CFO at Sonus Networks, where she implemented financial processes to enable growth. Previously, she served as president and CEO of Entrepreneurial Resources Group, a global professional services firm. Richstone also served as CFO and senior VP, finance and administration at Brooks Automation, a hardware and software provider to the semiconductor industry.

Luminus develops solid state light sources for a variety of lighting applications, including high definition TVs, video projectors, avionics displays, as well as illumination systems for entertainment, architectural, medical, and industrial purposes. Its patented PhlatLight (photonic lattice) LEDs are the brightest and most versatile solid-state light sources available, says the firm.

“I am delighted to join Luminus Devices as the company enters its next stage of growth,” said Richstone. “I look forward to working with our customers, investors, and executive management team, and being part of the company’s long-term success.”

In addition, Richstone currently serves on the board of directors at Blue Shift Technologies and is the non-executive Chairman of the Entrepreneurial Resources Group. She also served on the board of American Power Conversion as its SEC Financial Expert.

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