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Olympus Band Wins Spot in Finals of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Battle of the Corporate Bands

All-Employee Band to Promote Music Education and Community Outreach

CENTER VALLEY, Pa., June 11, 2013 – Olympus, a precision technology leader in designing and delivering innovative opto-digital solutions in healthcare, life science and consumer electronics products, announced today that the Company’s all-employee band, "Peripheral Vision", has advanced to the final round of the 13th Annual FORTUNE Battle of the Corporate Bands.  The band performed against other bands across the U.S. and will compete for the title on September 28th at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, OH. 

The Battle of the Corporate Bands is held each year to salute the best amateur, company-sponsored bands. The goal of the national competition is to promote music education and all event proceeds will benefit the Rock Hall’s educational activities. The program is presented through a partnership with FORTUNE magazine, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), and the Rock Hall, and is sponsored by Gibson Guitars, Chancellor University and Panasonic Automotive.

The Peripheral Vision band is comprised of:

  • Paul Franceschini, Informational Technology  –  Lead/Rhythm Guitar
  • John Saggese Procurement, Travel and Fleet – Bass/Background Vocals
  • John Nienstedt, Quality Assurance – Lead/Background Vocals
  • Stefanie Johnson, Collections – Lead/Background Vocals
  • Dennis Sheridan, Web Development –  Keyboards/Background Vocals
  • Bill Flynn, Finance & Operations – Drums
  • Ken Kanzler, Finance & Operations – Saxophone

"Olympus is very proud of its band members for their hard work and dedication to promoting the benefits of music which has been shown to increase employee morale and improve productivity in the workplace,” said Hidenao Tsuchiya, President of Olympus Corporation of the Americas. “The all-employee band is a great example of how we strive to support the talents and interests of our employees, especially when they have a positive impact on the communities in which we live and work.”

To see the Peripheral Vision band in action, visit them at the following events:

About Olympus
Olympus is a precision technology leader, designing and delivering innovative solutions in its core business areas:

  • Medical and Surgical Products: Gastrointestinal endoscopy, minimally invasive surgical products, and accessories
  • Life Science Imaging Systems: Advanced research, clinical/educational microscopes, and research/educational digital imaging systems
  • Industrial Measurement and Imaging Instruments: Industrial research, engineering, test, inspection and measuring instruments
  • Cameras and Audio Products: Digital cameras and voice recorders

Through this technology, Olympus focuses on enhancing people’s lives every day and helping people enjoy the continuum of life.  For more information visit Olympus at www.olympusamerica.com.

Media Contact
Michael Levey, Olympus, 484-896-5120, michael.levey@olympus.com