Mark Namatevs and Jason Mulek join Celestron in Key National Sales Positions

The two new hires bring over four decades of combined optics industry experience to the world's #1 telescope maker.

Torrance, CA, January 8, 2014 ?? Celestron, the world’s number-one telescope brand and an emerging leader in the sport optics market, announced today that Jason Mulek and Mark Namatevs have joined its domestic sales team, specializing in those respective markets.

An optics industry veteran, Mark Namatevs has accumulated more than 30 years of experience in sales, marketing, and product development for several major sport optics brands. He joins Celestron during a time of major revenue increases in binoculars, spotting scopes, and outdoor accessories. Mark will be an integral addition to the national sales team, managing the continued growth and expansion of our sport optics product lines.

Mark’s position at Celestron will be National Sales Manager, Sport Optics, a role created with him in mind.

"Mark Namatevs is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable leaders in the sport optics industry," remarked Ben Hauck, Vice President of Sales, US and Canada. "Mark will undoubtedly contribute to Celestron’s continued emergence as a serious contender in the sport optics market."

Celestron is also thrilled to welcome Jason Mulek to its sales team as National Sales Manager, Astronomy & Science. He is one of the most respected and proficient leaders in the telescope and astronomy markets, bringing over 15 years of experience with a dominant online optics retailer. Jason has joined Celestron to help manage continued growth in the astronomy and science markets, further solidifying Celestron as the world’s number-one telescope brand.

"Jason Mulek is another outstanding addition to the Celestron team," Ben Hauck added. "Jason's extensive knowledge of the astronomy industry combined with his deep understanding of the online retail environment will play a critical role in Celestron's continued leadership position worldwide."

About Celestron
Celestron is a leading designer, manufacturer, and importer of high-quality optical products including computerized and non-computerized telescopes and related accessories, GPS devices, binoculars, spotting scopes, and microscopes. Since manufacturing its first telescope in 1960, Celestron has grown to become the world's #1 telescope maker, and enjoys brand-name recognition among serious amateur astronomers for superior optics, outstanding design, and innovative technology. Celestron’s extraordinary 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 is a privately held company with corporate offices and manufacturing facilities in Torrance, California.