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2019-04-10 from NKT Photonics:
NKT Photonics opens new production facility and sales office in Boston
NKT Photonics is growing. This summer, we are expanding our global activities even further with a new facility in Boston. Over the past year, we have added numerous new US hires to our North American sales force and will be adding additional engineering, manufacturing and support positions in the Boston facility.
Strengthening our U.S. presence
Basil Garabet, President and CEO of NKT Photonics, states “The Boston facility significantly strengthens our U.S. presence. In addition to being the headquarter for all our U.S.-based sales, it will accommodate a state-of-the-art single-frequency fiber laser production as well as a brand-new Application and Service laboratory and design capability.“
With these capabilities, we will greatly increase our support of multiple markets in the US and Canada including scientific/academic, medical/life sciences, industrial/manufacturing and aerospace/defense.
“The new facility will be an important hub for all our North American activities”, says Stephen Phillips, Operations Manager. ”We look forward to becoming a member of the local community and with this location, we also hope to attract some of the best photonics talents in the area”, Phillips adds.
Overlooking the Boston Harbor
Looking out on the Boston Harbor, our facility is in the Innovation and Design Building, a historic eight-story structure which dates back to 1918 and is now home to a diverse mix of companies and entrepreneurs, including architects and engineers, skilled makers and craftspeople, research, and development firms, and technology start-ups.
The complex is conveniently located along the MBTA Silver Line route, just minutes from South Station, and is flanked by one of the country’s largest working dry docks to the north and by the Black Falcon Cruise Terminal to the south.
Looking for talents
Soon we will be looking for talents to fill newly created positions. So, keep an eye out for the job ads, if you would like to work with lasers AND have a harbor view.
Stephen Phillips, Operations Manager
The Innovation & Design Building
23 Dry Dock Avenue
02210 Boston, MA, USA
About NKT Photonics A/S
NKT Photonicsa is the leading supplier of high-performance fiber lasers and photonic crystal fibers. Our main markets are within imaging, sensing and material processing. Our products include ultrafast lasers, such as supercontinuum sources, low noise fiber lasers, distributed temperature sensing systems, and a wide range of specialty fibers. NKT Photonics has its headquarters in Denmark with sales and service worldwide. NKT Photonics is wholly owned by NKT A/S.
2019-03-27 from Menlo Systems:
Menlo Systems partners with Hamamatsu
Hamamatsu Deutschland has purchased a minority stake in Menlo Systems GmbH, while Alex Cable has increased his ownership in the company.
Menlo Systems is a developer for optical frequency combs, ultra-stable lasers, femtosecond lasers and terahertz solutions.
Dr. Reinhold Guth, managing director of Hamamatsu Deutschland, said: “We are excited about this creating an opportunity to collaborate with Menlo Systems to develop measuring and spectroscopic systems that can be utilized by our OEM customers”. Dr. Michael Mei CEO of Menlo Systems emphasized that “the worldwide reach of Hamamatsu will allow us to bring our Nobel prize inspired technology to a much wider customer base. It is now possible for us to develop optical engines that can serve both our end users and manufacturers of complex systems”. Alex Cable said that “the addition of Hamamatsu to the Menlo Systems family substantiates [his] belief that Menlo has the best technology and the right products to serve several growing markets.”
Menlo and Hamamatsu believe that this purchase of a minority share will lead to new applications and markets for both companies, since there is almost no overlap in their product lines.
2019-03-19 from Light Conversion:
Change in management at Light Conversion
There have been some changes at LIGHT CONVERSION, a manufacturer of lasers and laser systems. After 25 years of running the company, Dr. Algirdas Juozapavičius is assigning the helm to Dr. Martynas Barkauskas. Dr. Algirdas Juozapavičius will continue as adviser to the company's management.
After the intensive work that lasted a quarter of a century, time has come to devote more attention to the family and activities that I haven't had the time for, said Dr. Algirdas Juozapavičius.
Dr. Algirdas Juozapavičius has been the head of the company that makes lasers for research, industry, and medicine, since its inception in 1994. The business was born out of research work developing innovative light technology. The physicist and a few other likeminded peers founded a company that has been putting Lithuania's name and the achievements of the researchers working at it on the map for twenty-five years already with its work. Under Dr. Juozapavičius, LIGHT CONVERSION has been awarded various business trophies.
In 2018 alone, the company earned two innovation awards: a national one from the Lithuanian Innovation Centre, and an international prize from the Baltic Assembly and the Baltic Assembly and the Baltic Association of Science/Technology Parks and Innovation Centres.
The company has been acclaimed for its ample investments into research and experimental development, for the development and production of high-value products, and for its enormous potential to grow on international markets. The company has been repeatedly awarded the export, Product of the Year trophies and various international innovation prizes.
The company's new CEO, Dr. Martynas Barkauskas, began his career in LIGHT CONVERSION back in 2009, when he worked as an engineer constructor at the Laser Department; later, he became head of the Laser Department's service team, and in 2014 became the head of the Sales Department. In 2009, he defended a thesis in the field of physical science titled "Kinetic Spectroscopy of Nonlinear Crystals and Photochromic Switches" and was awarded a doctoral degree of science.
The year 2019 is a time of change at LIGHT CONVERSION. There have been some changes in the company's management as well: the company's board was appointed with Professor Emeritus Habil. Dr. Algis Petras Piskarskas and Dr. Romualdas Danielius, Mykolas Juozapavičius, Marc Watremez, Dominykas Vizbaras as its members.
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