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PD-LD Appoints New President

Pennington, N.J. – Jan. 5, 2011 – PD-LD Inc. (“PD-LD or the “Company”), the worldwide leader in Volume-Bragg Grating (VBG®) technology, is pleased to announce the appointment of PD-LD Chief Operating Officer, Uri Abrams, as President, effective January 3, 2011. Mr. Abrams succeeds Dr. Vladimir S. Ban, the founder of PD-LD, who remains as the CEO.

Abrams has been with the company for over 12 years and has extensive financial, managerial and operational experience, in privately held companies. His career encompasses over twenty years of such assignments, in various organizations of multiple size, which is expected to serve him well in this new position.

Dr. Vladimir S. Ban, PD-LD’s CEO, is enthusiastic about this change in leadership. “As COO, Uri has proven himself to be a strategic leader with creativity and foresight. His discipline has been instrumental in many of our recent achievements,” commented Dr. Ban. “In an industry that has and will continue to evolve as rapidly as specialty photonics, we feel Uri as our President, will provide the guidance needed to successfully grow this company, and solidify our position as one of the true leaders in specialty photonics.” Dr. Ban will be less involved in daily operations, and will focus more on extending PD-LD’s technology into new revenue channels that fit the strategic vision of the company.

Mort Collins, PD-LD Chairman, added “Uri was effectively functioning as the President of PD-LD and was the natural choice for the job. We expect the transition to be rapid and seamless”

In an interview, Abrams said that he looks forward to his new challenges as President and is very enthusiastic about the imminent growth; the company is poised to realize.

More information about PD-LD’s wide range of laser and VBG® products, services, and patents can be found on the company’s website at

About PD-LD

PD-LD, Inc., a specialty photonic packaging company, headquartered in Pennington, N.J. is a U.S. manufacturer and assembler of pigtailed and receptacle mounted fiber coupled laser diodes, LED’s, Detectors, high power pulsed lasers and bi-directional devices for the optical communications, test equipment and medical industries. Named one the fasted growing technology companies in N.J., PD-LD has also been very successful in developing a new Volume Bragg Grating® (VBG®) technology, with wide applications in many branches of photonic industries. The company provides custom Volume Bragg Grating® (VBG®) elements, VBG stabilized lasers and sub-systems for a variety of applications, including Raman Spectroscopy, Flow Cytometry, Medical Instrumentation, High Power Lasers and Displays. PD-LD currently licenses the VBG® technology to other companies active in the field. The technology is protected by 18 issued patents with more pending. For more information, visit

For additional information contact:

Dr. Vladimir S. Ban, CEO PD-LD Inc. , Tel: (609) 564-7900

Uri Abrams, President PD-LD Inc. , Tel: (609) 564-7900

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