Optex Hires Jason Beardsley as Vice President of Sales

Chino, California—December 29, 2006— Jason Beardsley joins Optex, manufacturer of high-end infrared sensor technology, as New Vice President of Sales, bringing nearly ten years of industry experience to the position.

Beardsley comes to Optex from A-1 Security, Ltd. and possesses an excellent understanding of commercial security market requirements. While Branch Manager Beardsley developed and implemented sales strategies for increased profitability, customer service improvements, and decreases in net attrition. He is also former Regional Sales Manager for SDA Security Systems in San Diego.

"Jason's track record of leadership in sales management and strategic planning make him the right person to help implement growth strategies for the New Year," said Optex president Jim Quick.

Beardsley received his B.A. in business administration from the University of La Verne in Rancho Cucamonga, California and is at work on his Master's degree.

Optex specializes in passive and active infrared technology, control systems, and CCTV products which are applied in the fields of security, automatic door controls, and factory automation.