Digital Fitness Industry Veteran Joins Kopin to Drive Augmented Reality Growth Among Athletes and Consumers


New Senior Vice President Tom Futch Will Lead Sales and Market
Expansion Initiatives for Kopin’s New SOLOS AR Smart Glass Product Line

Kopin Corporation (NASDAQ:KOPN), a global pioneer in wearable AR and VR
technologies for government, enterprise, professional sports and
consumer markets, today announced the addition of Tom Futch as Senior
Vice President, Sales and Marketing – Solos, for the company’s SOLOS™
Smart Glass business. SOLOS is Kopin’s award-winning,
high-performance and ultra-lightweight AR smart glasses designed for
optimal sports performance, safety, comfort and style.

Kopin’s SOLOS AR smart glasses were designed with input from the USA
Olympics Cycling Team to let athletes safely and wirelessly see their
performance data from sensors on the cycle, smartphone or a digital
fitness device on a heads-up display-in real time. With its mix of
analytics, contextual guidance and performance data in a heads-up
system, SOLOS Smart Glasses empower athletes and active consumers to
improve their fitness level without distraction, line-of-sight
adjustments or the need for touch.

As Senior Vice President of Kopin’s SOLOS Smart Glass business, Tom and
his team are tasked with increasing the brand awareness, sales and
strategic partnerships of SOLOS smart glasses to a broader and more
inclusive athletic and active consumer base.

Tom joins Kopin with more than two decades’ experience leading global
sales, marketing and branding strategy for leading global brands in
consumer fitness wearables and apps, digital health, weight loss and
employee wellness. In addition to leading the sales and marketing
efforts for SOLOS Smart Glasses and software services, Tom and his team
will be responsible for the strategic development of Kopin’s evolving
ecosystem of professional and consumer wearable products, services and

“It is time for Kopin’s SOLOS Performance Wearables business to expand
beyond cycling and into new sports and activities, like running,
triathlons, golf, skiing, snowboarding and swimming,” said Dr. John C.C.
Fan, Kopin’s President and CEO. “Tom shares Kopin’s mission: to build
the most advanced, comfortable, safe, durable and stylish AR wearables
that give consumers insights to their performance data. His track record
of executing world-class sales and branding strategies in the fitness,
health and wellness markets fits perfectly with our ambitions for SOLOS.”

“With SOLOS, Kopin correctly predicted that high-performance augmented
reality glasses would be an essential tool for today’s professional and
amateur athletes,” said Futch. “My experience leading and advising new
fitness technologies to the larger consumer market will serve Kopin
well-with my goal being to turn SOLOS Smart Glasses into a household
brand name. Our mission is to create the most advanced AR Smart Glasses
Platform to inform and inspire athletes and consumers to achieve their
full human potential.”

In addition to driving sales growth and developing partnerships via
direct-to-consumer, retail, fitness, employee wellness and insurance
campaigns, Futch is an entrepreneur who successfully founded and
directed Inov8 Health Growth Strategies, a strategic advisor and
investment firm for major digital fitness, health and wellness
companies. Previously, Futch’s experience includes leading and advising
in executive sales and marketing roles at leading global fitness, health
and wellness brands, including Fitbit, Weight Watchers,
BodyMedia/Jawbone, Johnson & Johnson and Medtronic.

Futch reports to Dr. John C.C. Fan, Kopin’s President and CEO, and is
based in North Carolina.


SOLOS is one of the world’s most technologically advanced smart eyewear.
Leveraging decades of Kopin’s experience in heads-up displays and other
technologies, SOLOS creates performance-enabled smart glasses to inspire
athletes to reach their greatest potential. Built for elite cyclists,
triathletes and runners, weekend athletes and commuters, SOLOS empowers
these consumers to maximize real-time data without compromising form or

About Kopin

Kopin Corporation is a leading developer and provider of innovative
wearable technologies and critical components for integration into
wearable computing systems for military, industrial and consumer
products. Kopin’s technology portfolio includes ultra-small displays,
optics, speech enhancement technology, voice-interface and hands-free
control software, low-power ASICs, and ergonomically designed smart
headset reference systems. Kopin’s proprietary components and technology
are protected by more than 300 global patents and patents pending. For
more information, please visit Kopin’s website at

SOLOS and Kopin are registered trademarks of Kopin Corporation.

For Product Information:
Kopin Corporation
Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing
– Solos
Investor Relations:

Kopin Corporation
Richard Sneider, 508-870-5959
and Chief Financial Officer
Street Partners
Joann Horne, 415-445-3233
SOLOS Media Contact:

Max Borges Agency
Daniel Turk,