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Executive Bios

COREY LEE, CEO

Having been involved with the amateur astronomy industry for more than 20 years, Lee began his career with Celestron in 1995 as an engineer and has held roles with increasing responsibilities within the company. Lee joined Celestron’s executive team in 2006, with his guidance, Celestron has successfully built a strong leadership team and developed numerous impactful products —including the highly regarded EdgeHD optical system— and set the course for the development of the ground breaking fully automated telescope alignment technology known as StarSense. Corey hold a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA and honed his engineering skills through years of experience in the aerospace industry. He has also been a member of the board of trustee’s with Astronomers Without Borders since 2012.

PAUL ROTH, CFO

Our Chief Financial Officer, Paul joined Celestron in 2012 with a background full of broad industry experience in various finance/accounting capacities: CFO, Controller, Finance Director, M&A Director, Auditor, and Advisor. Paul began his career with Price Waterhouse, where he worked for 10-plus years. After starting in their Detroit office with a variety of small business, mid-market clients across multiple industries, Paul then spent several years living and working overseas in the emerging markets of Eastern Europe (based in Budapest) and Asia Pacific (based in Hong Kong and also Shanghai). After Price Waterhouse, Paul joined Delphi Automotive for the next 10-plus years, where he held a variety of positions within the Finance community. In addition to working at Delphi HQ, he spent several years with them in Beijing, Shanghai, and Singapore on different expatriate assignments. Paul is a CPA and holds a B.S. in Accountancy from Ferris State University in Michigan.

BEN HAUCK, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF NORTH AMERICAN SALES

Since 1997, Ben Hauck has been involved in the astronomy and optics industry. After 13 years of experience working at a leading Celestron retailer, Ben joined Celestron in 2009 as Specialty Accounts Sales Manager. Hauck quickly proved his value to the organization and served Celestron as National Sales Manager before his promotion to his current position as Senior Vice President of North American Sales. Since an early age, Ben has been involved in astronomy, and fondly recalls exploring the night sky as a kid with his mom’s 10” Dobsonian telescope. His interest in science led to extensive college coursework in physics, chemistry, and biology, though his educational path eventually led to a B.S. in Business Administration from California State University San Marcos. Ben’s career spans a wide range of experience, including operations, website development and optimization, online marketing, event management and sales.

AMIR CANNON, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Joining Celestron in 1999, Amir has worked his way through many departments—manufacturing, quality assurance, purchasing, and distribution—before becoming Director of Operations, where it’s his job to ensure our manufacturing partners adhere to Celestron’s high standards of quality, consistency, and efficiency. Amir communicates directly with Celestron’s factories in China, where he works onsite two to three months per year. Under his guidance, Celestron developed quality assurance criteria based on military standard 105e, and coordinated packaging and drop test standards in accordance with ISTA 3A. Amir also recruited and heads up a team of nine China-based manufacturing consultants to oversee quality control and factory compliance for all our products.