9 April 2014

SPI Lasers appoints Christian Schmitz as new CEO

SPI Lasers, a leading designer and manufacturer of fiber lasers, announces the appointment of Dr. Christian Schmitz as the new CEO.

To build on the considerable success of SPI, the TRUMPF group are investing in further resources available to the company, particularly into Research and Development. As part of these changes the CTO of the TRUMPF laser division Dr. Christian Schmitz will take up the new role as CEO of SPI lasers, assuming full responsibility in guiding SPI forward in the company’s growth and development. Christian’s technical knowledge, experience, and ability to gather group resources, especially in the high powered arena will prove to be a great advantage to SPI.

John Tinson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at SPI says “Over the last year SPI have seen significant changes in the fiber laser markets, one outcome from these changes has been a rapid expansion in market size and opportunity, and it is vital that SPI takes maximum advantage of this, this is an exciting time for and we welcome Christian to the team.”

SPI will be launching new products in both pulsed and medium powered product ranges at the upcoming LASER World of Photonics China exhibition in Shanghai in March 2014, these include the new R4.3 medium powered CW/M fiber laser product range, as well as the improved range of RM-Z pulsed fiber lasers from 20-70W. With the increased level of investment in R&D from the TRUMPF group, SPI are looking forward to new product developments in 2015.

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