Bothell, Washington-Based Lumera Names Peter Biere as Chief Financial Officer

Oct 25, 2004, 01:00 ET from Lumera Corporation

    BOTHELL, Wash., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lumera Corporation,
 (Nasdaq:   LMRA), has named executive finance veteran Peter Biere to the
 position of Chief Financial Officer.  Biere brings more than 25 years of
 corporate finance experience during a career spanning the high tech, software,
 e-commerce, retail distribution, natural resources and food products
     "We're thrilled to add Peter to Lumera's executive management team," said
 Lumera CEO Thomas D. Mino.  "His financial experience and operational
 discipline come to Lumera at exactly the right time in the development of the
 company.  His level of expertise will be of significant benefit as we begin to
 shift from a primarily research driven company, one that offers important
 products derived from our proprietary technologies."
     Biere will lead all of Lumera's financial functions including its
 accounting, treasury and cash management, financial reporting, investor
 relations and information systems.
     Prior to joining Lumera, he served as interim CEO for Seattle-based
 Entrees Inc. and as Chief Financial Officer for Locate Networks and for
 publicly-traded Multiple Zones, where he led their Initial Public Offering.
 He has also held senior financial management positions with Plum Creek Timber
 Company and El Paso Natural Gas Company.  He is a graduate of the University
 of Iowa.
     Lumera was founded in 2000 and has developed substantial expertise in
 nanotechnology to develop polymer materials and products based on those
 materials for a broad range of applications, including wireless antennas and
 systems, biotechnology disposables, electro-optic devices and polymer-based
 products for government applications.
     About Lumera
     Lumera is an emerging leader in the field of nanotechnology.  The company
 designs proprietary molecular structures and polymer compounds for a broad
 range of electro-optic, RF and specialty coating applications.  The company
 also has developed proprietary processes for fabricating such devices.  For
 more information, visit:

SOURCE Lumera Corporation