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PLEASANTON, Calif. (May 16, 2006) â€“ Panoptx Eyewear, known for its performance eyewear in the motorcycle, snow sports and marine sports categories, today announced the appointment of Panoptx founder Dr. Rudy Kopfer to its board of directors. This appointment is effective immediately.
â€œWe’re extremely fortunate to have Rudy back on our board,â€ said Bob Hall, president and CEO of Panoptx Eyewear. â€œPrior to launching Panoptx in 1997, Rudy spent eight years developing prototypes and perfecting his vision of windless eyewear. His passion and devotion to the brand are unparalleled. Rudy believes in Panoptx’ future and his expertise and vision will help elevate the brand.â€
A maxillofacial surgeon with 32 years of experience, Dr. Kopfer utilized his expertise to design eyewear that has the performance features of goggles and the stylish look of sunglasses. His cornerstone patent for Panoptx is one of 13 patents he holds in various fields. A graduate of the University of California, he served as the president of the Institute for Correction of Dentofacial Deformities and provided consulting services to Kaiser Permanente. Additionally, Dr. Kopfer served on the medical staff of four other well known California hospitals and taught as a clinical professor at the University of the Pacific. He retired from practicing medicine in 1998 to pursue his passion for inventing, which included the development of the first pair of Panoptx.
â€œPanoptx is poised for solid growth,â€ said Kopfer. â€œOver the past nine years, we have proved there is a market for style-driven, wind-resistant eyewear. Building on the success to date in creating markets for our products, we’re ready to expand the brand, bringing more consumers into the Panoptx family. I am honored to be invited to join the Panoptx board and I’m eager to contribute to the future growth of the brand and the company.â€
Established in 1997, Panoptx developed the technology that combines the protection and performance benefits of goggles with the style of sunglasses. Today, the company designs and manufactures superior eyewear designed to offer the highest level of protection and comfort, especially during outdoor and high-speed activities. Complete with filtered vents and anti-fog lenses, Panoptx products are perfect for snow sports, motorcycle cruising, and water sports. Panoptx full line of proprietary lenses provides 100% UV protection and most is available in prescription. Panoptx are sold through sunglass stores, ski and sport shops, and authorized Harley Davidson dealers. For more information, go to the Panoptx Web site at www.panoptx.com.
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