Labsphere of North Sutton, N.H., announced it has appointed Roger Xiao as its new Asia Pacific sales director in response to growing global demand for the company's light metrology, spectroscopy and reflective materials products. Xiao joins Labsphere from Electro Rent Corp. in Tianjin, China, where he was the international business development manager. He opened Electro Rent's first office in that country and subsequently developed a new China market. Prior to that he spent six years working for the Ministry of Communication in Beijing. Xiao, who has an MBA from Pepperdine University, is based in Shanghai, China, and can be reached via e-mail: email@example.com, or by phone: (021) 5206-8686.