HGH Infrared Systems announces the appointment of a New General Manager

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Igny, France, February 12th, 2019. – HGH Infrared Systems, the world-renowned specialist in optoelectronic in which investment fund, The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) has a majority stake, announces today the appointment of Laurent Fullana as General Manager.

Laurent Fullana

Laurent Fullana, 54, an ESPCI and Ecole Centrale Paris engineer and MBA graduate from Columbia, was appointed General Manager of HGH on December 10th 2018. He previously served as General Manager of Sofradir, a Safran-Thales JV leader in high performance infrared detectors.

Laurent Fullana took up his position as General Manager alongside Thierry Campos, President since 2002. This appointment follows HGH’s recent partnership with the Carlyle Group, majority shareholder since September 2018, another key strategic decision aiming at strengthening the company's growth and international reach.

Laurent Fullana has a strong background in the electro-optics industry, and brings experience from a variety of high-profile management positions growing businesses in various hi-tech international environments.

In his role, Laurent Fullana will oversee all aspects of business leadership and drive HGH Infrared Systems toward continued and global growth across the security, defense, oil & gas andenergy industries. He will also contribute to the implementation of new tools and processes within the company to support its development.

On being appointed, Laurent Fullana stated: "I am very excited to join HGH and contribute to expand the company building on its solid legacy foundation of innovation and customer focus’’.

Thierry Campos, who has been supporting the growth of the family-owned company for seventeen years, added: "HGH has grown a lot in recent years. We have positioned our company as a technology leader and we have acquired major customer references in a number of markets. Today, we are glad to welcome Laurent Fullana as the new General Manager of HGH Infrared Systems. In a constantly evolving sector and within a rapidly changing structure, his solid experience and skills will enable us to meet the upcoming electro-optics challenges of the future and to build further on the achievements of our technical excellence."

Vladimir Lasocki, Managing Director and co-Head of the Carlyle Europe Technology Partners team, commented: “HGH has experienced double-digit growth over the past few years; Laurent Fullana joins HGH at an important moment in its development. We are delighted to be able to count on Laurent and HGH’s wider Management team to take the company’s successful growth story forward.”

Cyril Bourdarot, Director on the Carlyle Europe Technology Partners team, said: “Laurent has deep and expert knowledge of infrared technologies across different applications and sectors. He also has proven track-record of business leader in France and abroad, notably in the USA which are strategic to HGH.”

About HGH Infrared Systems:

HGH Infrared Systems has been an expert in infrared technology for over 30 years. Since 1982, HGH designs, develops, assembles and sells electro-optics systems and software for security, defense, oil & gas, energy and various industrial applications. The company has established itself as an international reference in terms of innovation in infrared technology, through the development of multiple advanced sensors, systems and proprietary software. HGH Infrared Systems’ Head Office is located in Igny near Paris, in the heart of the French Optics Valley, where the most well-known research laboratories and companies are based.


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