LIghT Surgical™ Names John Bubel as President

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Experienced executive with more than twenty years of leadership in the global semiconductor industry joins LIghT.

Our vision is “better vision”, and with talent like John Bubel, we believe LIghT is positioned to continue defining the future of surgical illumination products.

LIghT Surgical™ has named John Bubel as President, responsible for the day to day operations of the company. Bubel was previously vice president of Avantor Performance Material’s semiconductor business unit.

As President, Bubel will work with founder and CEO, Austin Crowder, and the LIghT team to further the company’s growth strategies.

“We believe that through innovation and a market-guided focus, we can provide advanced, technology solutions that enable enhanced clinical efficiencies through better surgical vision.” Said Crowder. “John’s strong and diverse background in engineering, technology, and general management uniquely suits him for the president role. In particular, he’s been exceptionally successful in growing semiconductor materials business initiatives on a global scale, and will be instrumental in bringing world class quality and supply chain processes to LIghT as we continue to achieve unprecedented levels of growth. Our vision is “better vision”, and with talent like John Bubel, we believe LIghT is positioned to continue defining the future of surgical illumination products.”

“This is a unique opportunity to be a part of such an innovative and dynamic company during this time of accelerated growth,” said Bubel. “I am excited to be a part of LIghT’s mission to become the global leader in surgical illumination, and I hope to utilize my experience in the international semiconductor market to help achieve that goal.”

Bubel began his career with National Starch and Chemical Corporation in 1987 as a technical services engineer. He moved to Formica Corporation in 1988 where he earned a rapid series of promotions through the quality and manufacturing organizations, ultimately becoming the plant manager for Formica’s solid surface manufacturing facility. Bubel joined Rodel, Inc. in 1994 as the manufacturing director for their chemical mechanical planarization polishing pad used in the manufacture of advanced semiconductor devices. He served in a number of engineering, sales, and marketing management roles for Rodel as a stand-alone business, and after the company’s acquisition by Rohm and Haas.

Bubel joined ATMI in 2006 as the Business Unit Director for their specialty chemicals business, and moved to Avantor in 2009 as the Marketing Director for their electronic materials business. He was subsequently promoted to Vice President of Avantor’s electronic materials division, running the business from the Asian headquarters he established in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

Bubel received a Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University in 1987, and a Masters of Business Administration from Lehigh University in 1992.

About LIghT Surgical

LIghT Surgical is a medical device development, manufacturing and sales company providing advanced illumination/ visualization technology for the surgical market. Through the application of its protected Optical Navigation Engine (ONE) platform technology, LIghT has launched its first innovation, the ONE HEADLIghT™ system to improve the efficiency and outcome of surgical procedures.

About the ONE HEADLIghT

The ONE HEADLIghT device is a cordless, high-intensity, head-mounted surgical illumination system that provides superior light quality with an unprecedented level of comfort and freedom of movement in the operating room. The unique and proprietary technology behind this first product provides a platform for disruptive, market-expanding products that render today’s illumination systems obsolete, and will define the standard for future surgical illumination technology.

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