Torrance, CA, March 31, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- Celestron, the world’s #1 telescope brand and a leading optics innovator, is pleased to announce the promotion of Eric Kopit to Vice President of Product Development.
Kopit moved from New Jersey to Monterey Bay in 1988 to attend the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC). The focus of his studies was Astrophysics, which included several semesters of independent studies assisting Lick Observatory Astronomers. He completed his studies in 1993 and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from UCSC. While completing his studies Kopit also began working in the amateur astronomy telescope industry managing large support centers. This lead to Kopit working in product development where he has been developing product for amateur astronomers for now more than 20 years.
Kopit will be reporting directly to Corey Lee, Celestron’s new Executive Vice President of Marketing, Sales, and Product Development. "Eric’s passion for astronomy has continuously inspired the Celestron Product Development team to not just think outside of the box, but rid ourselves of it all together—there are no limits. As the new VP of Product Development Eric will lead Celestron into the next wave of cutting edge technology and innovation, and I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of his journey,” said Lee.
For over 20 years Kopit has been a part of many key innovations which have helped evolve the way people interact with the night sky. CEO Dave Anderson said of Kopit’s promotion, “It’s always a great feeling to see members of our team grow and move up in the company. Eric has been contributing to the advancement of amateur astronomy, through innovative product development, for over two decades. His passion and expertise have made him a key player in the Celestron team and will serve him well in his new role as VP of Product Development.”
Eric Kopit has been with Celestron as Director of Product Development since 2010. He currently resides in Redondo Beach, CA with his wife Randi.
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 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.