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Redlen Technologies Announces Appointment of Senior Vice President – Operations

Saanichton, BC – July 15, 2013 – Redlen Technologies, Inc. (Redlen), a leading developer and manufacturer of high-resolution Cadmium-Zinc-Telluride (CZT) semiconductor radiation detector products, announced today that Jim Balcom, P.Eng, MBA recently joined the company as its Senior VP – Operations. Balcom brings decades of experience in both product development and volume manufacturing of high technology products in the medical, cleantech and consumer electronic markets.

Jim has successfully led multidisciplinary teams of scientists and engineers in the creation of breakthrough products and transitioned these products from lab scale through pilot scale to high volume automated production. Balcom will lead Redlen’s scientific and engineering development teams, and the company’s manufacturing and quality management activities at Redlen’s headquarters near Victoria BC, Canada.

“Jim has the background, skills and experience necessary to execute our ambitious scale up and growth plans, and we are very pleased to have him lead our operations team,” said Glenn Bindley, president and CEO of Redlen Technologies.

Balcom has a Systems Design Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from Harvard. His work experience spans Silicon Valley, Seattle and Vancouver, and includes senior operational and management positions at Ballard, Sonigistix, PolyFuel and Sinuwave.

About Redlen Technologies, Inc.

Redlen has successfully pioneered a breakthrough, scalable, high-volume production process for manufacturing advanced CZT semiconductor wafers with its proprietary Traveling Heater Method (THM) technology. Redlen is revolutionizing the performance, cost, and availability of CZT radiation detectors – enabling the widespread adoption of these technologies into security and medical markets. Redlen’s commercially available products can be used for a variety of defense and security applications such as dirty bomb detection, cargo container inspection, nuclear isotope identification, and airport baggage scanning and security screening. Other applications include medical imaging, such as nuclear medicine cameras (SPECT, PET), CT scanners (photon counting), and X-Ray imaging. For more information, visit

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