The laser manufacturer ROFIN announces that Dr. Stefan Ruppik has been appointed as an additional director of ROFIN-SINAR Laser GmbH effective 1 November 2015. In his new role, Dr. Ruppik is responsible for the business areas of R&D as well as Production and Logistics at the Hamburg location.
Responsibility for ROFIN’s worldwide activities in laser macro processing is located in Hamburg. It is concentrated on industrial materials processing with high-power lasers, especially for cutting and welding applications in the machine tool and automotive industry. The product range manufactured at this location includes CO2 lasers as well as fiber lasers with output power of up to 8 kW.
“I am very delighted to be able to expand our team with Dr. Ruppik,” comments Thorsten Frauenpreiß, Managing Director of ROFIN-SINAR Laser GmbH, Hamburg. “Dr. Ruppik has held leading R&D positions with us since 2002, gaining solid knowledge and experience, and with various projects at ROFIN Group level as well. In the process, he has proved his professional competence, and his commitment and sense of responsibility for our company in an impressive way.”
Dr. Stefan Ruppik graduated in electrical engineering at the Helmut-Schmidt University, University of the German Armed Forces Hamburg, and earned his doctorate in the area of radio frequency technology and optoelectronics after many years representing the Air Force on global missions as a technical officer in radar technology. In his time at ROFIN in Hamburg, he initially led the team for electrical technology and radio frequency technology where he was specifically responsible for further development of high frequency excitation for the CO2 Slab laser. After holding additional management positions in the development of solid-state lasers, Dr. Ruppik ultimately took over the position of Director of R&D in 2006. Dr. Ruppik is responsible for coordinating worldwide development of high-power fiber lasers.