Celestron Announces New Chief Executive Officer

Posted by David Eicher
on Monday, January 16, 2017

TORRANCE, CA (January 13, 2017) – Celestron, the world’s #1 telescope brand and a leading optics innovator, announced today that it has named Corey Lee Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Dave Anderson, current CEO, has resigned and will continue to assist Celestron in a consultant role. 

Corey Lee headshot // Celestron
"It has been a privilege to guide the amazing talent that comprises Celestron." Anderson said. "I’m committed to supporting a smooth and seamless transition of leadership.” 

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, and most recently served as Celestron’s Executive Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Product Development. 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. 

“I look forward to working closely with our talented team of individuals to continue Celestron’s long tradition of creating innovative products that inspire a sense of wonder and also make it easier for all to discover science and nature.” said Lee. “I have a tremendous amount of passion for this industry and will work hard to continue to grow the hobby of astronomy and maintain Celestron’s position as the industry leader.” 

About Celestron 

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. 

Media Contact: Michelle Meskill, Marketing Manager mmeskill@celestron.com (310) 328-9560 x205 

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