Celes Optical has appointed Carlo Costan to develop its business outside Italy. For the past 3 years the 34-year-old Italian executive had been the export manager of Gatto Astucci (see article in this issue). Celes is still run as an autonomous business unit of Magma Italia, which bought the Italian manufacturer in 2001. Specializing in sophisticated materials and frame constructions, Celes Optical had revenues of e12 million in 2002, up16.5 percent over 2001.