Laser manufacturer EKSPLA appoints a new CEO

Effective January 2023, Aldas Juronis, currently the company’s manager of manufacturing operations, will succeed Kęstutis Jasiūnas as CEO of EKSPLA.

EKSPLA, Lithuania’s first laser production company, turns thirty this year. During its three decades in business, EKSPLA has been known for consistent growth and now, as EKSPLA’s CEO Kęstutis Jasiūnas affirmed, the time has come to make some changes which will be quite considerable over the next few years.

Explaining the reasoning behind the decision to transfer the helm of the company, he stated: ‘Our strategic focus on femtosecond solutions has helped us develop new technologies, and products, discover new buyers and expand our manufacturing business. The growing market of original equipment manufacturers demands human resources just as it calls for additional management resources as well as the ability to adapt to the rapidly changing environment. That is why, as of next year, I will be focusing on the strategic development of our company and the work on the Board. Aldas Juronis will be taking over the company’s reigns.’

Aldas Juronis started his career at the company four years ago as supervisor of the OEM laser programme, his team turned ideas into final industry-ready solutions. Last year, Aldas Juronis became head of the entire Laser Manufacturing Department.

Aldas Juronis has acquired over 20 years of business experience: he has supervised large departments in the aviation business as well as running his own company. The management of EKSPLA’s manufacturing unit will be taken over by Ingrida Navickienė.


UAB EKSPLA is one of the world’s most prominent developers and manufacturers of ultrashort impulse lasers and laser systems and the winner of a number of prestigious awards on both a global and national scale.

EKSPLA’s lasers and laser systems have a broad application and can be found at NASA, and Cambridge laboratories and on the manufacturing lines in the semiconductor, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries.

Made in Lithuania, these lasers are used by the world’s leading research centres and laboratories to study the properties of various materials and have an application in photoacoustic cancer research. Currently, EKSPLA employs over 140 people.