IRVINE, California, August 8, 2013 – McDermott & Bull, a Southern California-based retained executive search firm, announced the successful appointment of Mr. Cary Okawa as Executive Vice President and Corporate Controller with Newport Corporation based in Irvine, California.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Jeff Black, Partner at McDermott & Bull Executive Search. According to Mr. Black, “Cary’s deep technical expertise and extensive public company financial experience, combined with his extraordinary executive leadership presence, position him perfectly to have a tremendous impact for Newport Corporation. The dynamic growth and expansion plans being pursued by the Company will be greatly enhanced by Cary’s addition to the team.”

Mr. Okawa is a 23-year financial leader including manufacturing experience and ten years in public accounting. During his ten years in public accounting, he has served as a Senior Audit Manager, General Accounting Manager, and Corporate Controller. Prior to joining Newport Corporation, Mr. Okawa served as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Controller at Ceradyne, Inc, based in Costa Mesa, California. Prior to Ceradyne, he served as Assistant Corporate Controller for Advanced Medical Optics, Inc.

Mr. Okawa obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a distinction in Accounting from the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, Hawaii.

About Newport Corporation

Newport Corporation (NASDAQ: NEWP) is a leading global supplier of advanced-technology products and systems to customers in the scientific research, microelectronics, life and health sciences, industrial manufacturing and defense and security markets. Newport’s innovative solutions leverage its expertise in advanced photonics, optics, and laser technologies, to enhance the performance and productivity of its customers’ manufacturing, engineering and research applications. Newport is part of the Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600 Index and the Russell 2000 Index.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull, Inc. is a retained executive search firm headquartered in Irvine, California. The firm serves both public and privately held clients in a variety of industries and functional areas. McDermott & Bull has developed expertise in fields including Technology, Aerospace & Defense, Financial Services, Consumer Products, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Restaurants/Retail, the Building Industry, Professional Services, and other areas. Founded by Rodney McDermott and Christopher Bull, the firm specializes in recruiting difficult-to-find and critical senior level talent for its clients. McDermott & Bull has worked with a large number of prestigious clients including Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Western Digital, Golden State Foods, Google, Ducommun, AECOM, Newport Corporation, Panda Restaurant Group, Honda Center/Anaheim Ducks, and Union Bank.