New headquarters and board member elections for photonics companies in July

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July has a seen activity from a number of laser systems and component manufacturers with new headquarters, fresh faces and distribution deals. Here’s a brief summary of what’s been going on.

Dilas has now acquired ownership of its headquarters building in Mainz, Germany which until now was owned by the LLB Rheinland-Pfalz (Landesbetrieb Liegenschafts- und Baubetreuung), a state organisation. The official hand-over of ownership took place on 9 July between state government representatives and Dilas’ general manager Dr Marcel Marchiano.

‘By owning the building, we are now in a position to increase our competitiveness, by introduction of new production technologies. In addition, the necessary conversion work will be done under our own responsibility,’ said Dr Marchiano.

The Jenoptik Supervisory Board has elected Matthias Wierlacher as Chairman announced 15 July 2015. He succeeds Rudolf Humer, who stepped down from his position on the Supervisory Board with effect from 30 June 2015. Wierlacher, 51, has been Chairman of the Executive Board at Thüringer Aufbaubank since February 2002 and a member of the Jenoptik Supervisory Board since June 2012.

Mr Wierlacher, Chairman of Jenoptik’s Supervisory Board, says: ‘I am pleased about the confidence of the Supervisory Board members. I am happy to contribute the experience gained in many years as member of Supervisory Boards to successfully accompany the Jenoptik Group on its path of sustainable and profitable growth.’

In Jenoptik’s Lasers and Material Processing division, Dr Valentin Loyo-Maldonado has taken charge of the Research and Development department in the business unit Lasers as of the start of June.

Since the end of 2014, Loyo was a group leader for the development of diode lasers at Jenoptik. Before that, he worked as Vice President Engineering and Manufacturing at Intense from the USA. He takes over the leadership from Dr Martin Leitner, who left Jenoptik at the end of May.

Lasertec and Island Optics limited have signed an agreement to develop the UK market for their optical components. The companies have said they offer complementary advantages and will provide better service for customer and provide optical solutions for customer laser system.

Island Optics is a manufacturer of optics with large apertures based in the UK. The company has more than 20 years of experience in optical fabrication and testing.

Lasertec is a manufacturer of precision optics, crystals and high laser damage threshold coatings for industrial laser machine and aesthetic laser machines. The optical components including protective windows, laser mirrors, laser polariser, LBO crystal, BBO crystal, KTP crystals, Nd:YAG crystals, Nd:YVO4 crystals, laser filters, IPL filters and infrared optics. 

GreenTEG has announced a new partnership with Lambda Photometrics, to distribute greenTEG’s Gray Laser Power Detectors in the UK and Ireland.

Lambda is a leading supplier of characterisation, measurement and analysis equipment, applied to signals from DC to Light. The company provides hardware, software and integrated solutions throughout the UK & Ireland to organisations working in a variety of industries including; automotive, aerospace, pharmaceutical, bio-technology, process industries, semiconductor and fundamental research at universities and institutes. The company is a subsidiary of Polytec, which has been supplying high technology measurement solutions to researchers and engineers for over 40 years.