Richmond, BC, October 23, 2017 – Photon Control Inc. (TSX-V: PHO), a leading developer and supplier of optical measurement technologies to the global semiconductor industry, has appointed Michele Klein to its Board of Directors effective today.

Ms. Klein is an accomplished executive, investor and governance expert with deep expertise in the semiconductor capital equipment industry. In addition to founding four technology start-ups and leading two semiconductor inspection companies from start-up to acquisition, Ms. Klein served as Senior Director of Applied Ventures (the investment arm of Applied Materials) investing in and serving on the boards of multiple portfolio companies.

“We are delighted to welcome Michele to Photon Control and our Board,” said D. Neil McDonnell, Chair of the Board of Directors. “Michele has a rare combination of industry, innovation, M&A and governance expertise, and has experience as both a supplier, of both OEM and end-user products to the Wafer Manufacturing Equipment sector. Since meeting Michele and getting to know her through the recruitment process, my colleagues on the board, and our leadership team have been impressed by her background and depth of knowledge. We look forward to working with her and to benefitting from her contributions to our strategic and tactical discussions and decisions.”

Ms. Klein is currently Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Jasper Ridge Inc., a technology company developing equipment to improve human vision. Previously she was Senior Director of Applied Ventures, the venture capital arm of Applied Materials, responsible for identifying, recommending and managing venture capital investments. Ms. Klein also serves on the board of Gridtential Energy Inc. and the advisory board of Illuminate Ventures. She is a former chair of Stanford Women on Boards and holds a B Sc. from University of Illinois and an MBA from Stanford.

About Photon Control Inc.

Photon Control Inc. designs, manufactures and distributes a wide range of optical sensors and instruments to measure temperature, position, and flow. These products are used by global Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and end users in the Semiconductor, Energy and Manufacturing industries. Photon Control’s products provide high levels of accuracy and reliability in extreme conditions backed by a team of experts providing on-site installation, training, and support. Photon Control Inc. also provides engineering services for customized optical measurement systems. Headquartered in an ISO 9001:2008 manufacturing facility in Richmond, BC, Canada, Photon Control Inc. is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange, trading under the symbol ‘’PHO.” Additional information about the company can be found at

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