SYNTA, CELESTRON, AND SKY-WATCHER USA ARE DETERMINED TO DOMINATE THE ASTRONOMY MARKET WITH A WIDE-RANGE OF PRODUCTS FOR THE ASTRONOMER IN EVERYONE
TORRANCE, CA – (May 22, 2008) – Celestron®, one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of telescopes, binoculars, spotting scopes, microscopes and related accessories, along with Synta Optical Technologies announced the addition of Sky-Watcher USA to its already well established and well respected product offering.
Sky-Watcher USA will be headquartered in Costa Mesa, CA. Joseph A. Lupica Jr., president and CEO of Celestron has hired Joe Gordon as the Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing of Sky-Watcher USA. He has over 25 years experience in the astronomy community. “Joe Gordon brings sales and marketing expertise that is only matched by a few in the industry,” said Joseph A. Lupica Jr.
Sky-Watcher is a welcomed addition to a growing industry. With 2009 being named by the UN as the International Year of Astronomy the timing could not be better for consumers gearing up for the celebration of years of exploration
Celestron is a leading designer, manufacturer and importer of high-quality optical products including computerized and non-computerized telescopes and related accessories, binoculars, spotting scopes and microscopes. Since manufacturing its first telescope in 1960, Celestron has grown to become one of the world’s leading telescope makers, and enjoys brand-name recognition among serious amateur astronomers for superior optics, outstanding design, and innovative technology. Celestron’s innovative products continue to receive numerous industry and consumer media accolades, adding to an already impressive list that includes awards for product innovation from Reader’s Digest, Popular Science, PC Magazine, Popular Mechanics, the Consumer Electronics Association and more. Celestron sells and markets its products worldwide through a variety of specialty retail outlets and international distributors. Celestron is a privately held company with corporate offices and manufacturing facilities, in Torrance, CA. For more information about Celestron please visit http://www.celestron.com.