StockerYale Inc., a manufacturer of structured light lasers, LED modules and specialty optical fibers, announced the promotion of Simon Stanley to managing director of its LED business unit headquartered in Cork, Ireland, and the appointments of Brian Merz as North American LED sales manager and Niall Bolster as EU LED sales manager. Stanley joined StockerYale’s LED business 10 years ago and has assumed increasing levels of responsibility in engineering, product development and worldwide sales management. He was an inventor instrumental in the award of StockerYale’s LED-packaging patent in 2004. Merz was previously application engineering manager and sales engineer for CCS America, a global LED machine-vision lighting manufacturer. Before that, he was a machine-vision specialist with Axis New England, a distributor of motion control and industrial automation products. Earlier in his career he was an analyst for a developer of photonic integrated-circuit technologies. Merz, who has a BA in physics from Boston University, will be based in the company’s Salem, N.H., headquarters. Since 1998 Bolster has worked for ACTS (Advanced Car Technology Systems) & Magna Electronics of Sailauf, Germany, most recently as head of engineering development. Prior to that, he was a vehicle development engineer for Daewoo Motor Co. of Worthing, England, and, before that, an engineering consultant for International Automotive Design of Lyon, France. Bolster has a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Limerick, Ireland, and will be based in Cork.