On 1st June 2015, SPI Lasers UK Ltd announced the appointment of Dr Thomas Fehn as their new CEO.
Dr Fehn has extensive industry experience and market knowledge having most recently been Executive Vice President of Jenoptik AG, for the last 9 years. He is a well regarded industry expert on photonics, as in addition to his most recent experience he also served in a number of senior positions with LINOS Photonics from 1998 – 2005.
Dr Jack Gabzdyl, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for SPI Lasers UK Ltd, said: “We are delighted to welcome Thomas as the new CEO of SPI Lasers. Thomas is a highly regarded Senior Executive, with extensive industry and market experience and expertise. His skills and knowledge will be of immense value to SPI Lasers and we look forward to working with him as we continue to grow and develop our business.”
The news comes in the wake of the recent acquisition of JK Lasers by SPI Lasers, which has been seen by many as a major commitment by its parent company Trumpf, to the continued development of its Fiber Laser business. The acquisition has seen SPI Lasers grow its product portfolio to include a number of high power CW Lasers and systems, adding to the impressive level of choice it already offered its customers.
Dr Fehn said “I am very pleased to be joining the SPI Lasers team at this exciting time in their development; I am committed to continuing to lead the company forward in the Fiber Laser and Photonics marketplace.
SPI Lasers manufactures high-quality Fiber Laser solutions for a variety of manufacturing challenges across the globe. We will continue to build on this foundation as we sharpen our focus on the products and services we offer in this dynamic marketplace.
I would encourage anyone who is interested in understanding just how we can benefit their business to come and see us at the Laser World of Photonics Exhibition in Munich, I am confident you will not be disappointed.”
Dr Fehn continued, “On behalf of the Senior Management Team, I want to thank Dr Christian Schmitz for his hard work and dedication to SPI Lasers, and for his assistance in facilitating this smooth transition after announcing his return to the Trumpf Group.”
SPI Lasers will be launching new products in their CW high and medium powered product ranges at the upcoming LASER World of Photonics Munich exhibition in June 2015, these include the new redPOWER Multi kW OEM and System product ranges, as well as the improved range of pulsed redENERGY Fiber Lasers from 10-100W. With the increased level of investment in R&D from the TRUMPF group, the future has never looked more promising for SPI Lasers and its customers.