OPEL International Appoints Dr. Javier Berrios as Vice President of Engineering

OPEL International Inc., a manufacturer of state-of-the-art concentrating photovolatic solar products designed to convert solar energy into electricity announced the appointment of Dr. Javier Berrios as Vice President of Engineering.


OPEL International Appoints Dr. Javier Berrios as Vice President of Engineering
Toronto, ON, February 4, 2008 - OPEL International Inc. (TSXV: OPL), a manufacturer of state-of-the-art concentrating photovoltaic solar products designed to convert solar energy into electricity, today announced the appointment of Dr. Javier Berrios as Vice President of Engineering.
In commenting on the appointment, Bob Pico, OPEL's Chief Executive Officer said: « We are excited to have Javier's broad experience in developing and managing high tech projects and feel it will add greatly to the capabilities of our management team. His proven track record in successful startup environments will also be invaluable to the continued growth and success of our company. »
Dr. Berrios comes to OPEL International following two years as co-founder and Vice President of Engineering of Tego, Inc., a startup designer of next generation Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) UHF passive tags. Prior to his work at Tego, Inc., Dr. Berrios spent ten years at TranSwitch Corporation (Nasdaq-TXCC) a provider of high-speed semiconductors for voice, data and video communications, concentrating on product delivery, and engineering project management in the field of digital communications.
From 1997 to 1999, Dr. Berrios worked at PairGain Technologies (Nasdaq-PAIR) developing a Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer (DSLAM) system. He earned a technology excellence award for the successful in-time implementation of a fast CellBus switching fabric that was the backbone for an ATM-based ADSL/HDSL multi-service system for central offices. Dr. Berrios received his BSEE from La Salle Bonanova (Spain), and his MSEE and PhD EE from Union College and Worcester Polytechnic Institute, respectively.
About OPEL
OPEL's operations are headquartered in Shelton, CT. Its products are based on technology developed in cooperation with the University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT) and the Canadian National Research Centre (Ottawa, ON). A leader in gallium arsenide and solar photovoltaic technology, the Company has been awarded 21 patents and has 25 more patents pending.
OPEL designs, manufactures and markets innovative, state-of-the-art solar technology products designed to convert solar energy into electricity - at the least possible cost and greatest efficiency. A public company, OPEL trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "OPL". For more information about OPEL, please visit the Company's website at www.opelinc.com.
Dated: February 4, 2008

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