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Light & Motion Appoints New President and CEO

Light & Motion Press Release - 2/16/2007

High-performance bicycle lighting specialist appoints Daniel Emerson to CEO position

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MONTEREY, Ca. - Light & Motion has appointed Daniel Emerson as chief executive officer. Emerson will also join the board of directors. He succeeds co-founder Barrett Heywood who will continue to play an active leadership role by serving on the board of directors.

"It is hard to imagine a better fit for the stewardship of Light & Motion than Daniel. Aside from being a seasoned leader, he has a deep understanding of our markets, customers, and our manufacturing excellence,” said co-founder and board member Michael Topolovac. “We also see his operational experience in marketing and product strategy as key as Light & Motion enters a new area of growth.”

Emerson joins Light & Motion after 12 years of experience in leading companies in outdoor markets. He was most recently the product director of K2 Sports in Seattle, Washington. Prior to joining K2 Sports in 2004, Daniel served as the general manager of Atlas Snowshoe Company in San Francisco where he grew the company to $20 million in sales.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Light & Motion team. It is rare to find such a talented team in a company of this size," said Emerson.

"Its unique history and story, its domestic manufacturing strength, and its solid record of innovative design portend great things for the future,” he added.

About Light & Motion

Founded in 1989 and located in beautiful Monterey, California, Light & Motion has the experience to engineer great equipment and the location to put it to the test. Light & Motion was the first to introduce such technologies as NiMH batteries, portable HID systems, and smart battery chargers to the dive and bike industries. We continue to pioneer product development by integrating today's technology in the outdoor industry and responding to the desires of divers and cyclists.

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