Phillipy to Succeed Deuster as CEO of Newport Corp.

(September 21, 2007) IRVINE, CA&#151 Newport Corporation has named Robert J. Phillippy, to succeed Robert G. Deuster as CEO, following the announcement of Deuster’s retirement, effective October 5, 2007. Currently Newport’s president and chief operating officer, Phillippy will also serve on the company’s Board of Directors. Kenneth F. Potashner, 49, a member of the Board since 1998, has been appointed non-executive chairman of the Board.


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