RICHARDSON, TX—(Marketwired – June 09, 2017) – Optex Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Optex Systems Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: OPXS), a leading manufacturer of precision optical sighting systems for domestic and worldwide military and commercial applications, announced today the following changes to the Board of Directors.
Danny Schoening, Optex CEO, has been elected to Chairman of the Board, replacing Peter Benz who has resigned from the Board. In addition, Karen Hawkins, Optex CFO, and Bill Bates, GM of the Applied Optics Center, have been elected to the Board.
“I would like to thank Peter Benz for his leadership and guidance as Optex's Chairman,” stated Danny Schoening. He continued, “We appreciate the foundation that he has laid for Optex's future growth. In addition, I would like to welcome Karen Hawkins and Bill Bates to their new roles as Board Members. We believe that we now have an appropriate mix of skill sets to guide the company and execute on the business strategy.”
ABOUT OPTEX SYSTEMS
Optex, which was founded in 1987, is a Richardson, Texas based ISO 9001:2008 certified concern, which manufactures optical sighting systems and assemblies, primarily for Department of Defense (DOD) applications. Its products are installed on various types of U.S. military land vehicles, such as the Abrams and Bradley fighting vehicles, Light Armored and Armored Security Vehicles, and have been selected for installation on the Stryker family of vehicles. Optex also manufactures and delivers numerous periscope configurations, rifle and surveillance sights, and night vision optical assemblies. Optex delivers its products both directly to the military services and to prime contractors. For additional information, please visit the Company's website at www.optexsys.com.
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