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19 July 2007


BluGlass recruits business development executive

BluGlass Ltd of Sydney, Australia (spun off from Macquarie University, New South Wales in mid-2005) has appointed Giles Bourne (a specialist in developing offshore business opportunities for Australian corporations) as commercial manager.

Bourne’s main focus will be on developing revenue opportunities in the LED lighting industry and the establishment of sales and marketing structures to seek direct markets for niche LED products.

His role will support the commercialization of BluGlass’ low-cost LED technology, manufactured using the firm’s remote plasma CVD (RPCVD) process for low-temperature deposition of gallium nitride onto glass substrates (rather than conventional MOCVD on sapphire).

“We are now at the stage of technology development where we can begin to develop strategic commercial alliances with key industry players,” says CEO David Jordan.

“That will include deals to licence our LED technology to international manufacturers and also to investigate niche technology markets like specialized high-quality nitride layers, RF and power electronic devices.”

Bourne joins BluGlass from being a director at Grafton Capital Partners, where he advised clients on breaking into markets in the Asia Pacific region. Previously, he worked with polymer substrate technology provider Securency (a joint venture between the Reserve Bank of Australia and Innovia Films). Bourne holds an MBA from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Sydney.

Bourne will have a secondary focus to assist Jordan in managing the firm’s investor relations.

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