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Valentin Gapontsev Receives Entrepeneur Award

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Valentin P. Gapontsev, PhD, founder, chairman and CEO of IPG Photonics Corp., an Oxford, Mass., fiber laser company, won Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the industrial products and services category for New England, at the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year 20th anniversary gala held last month in Boston. In 1990, Gapontsev founded IPG, where he pioneered the development of a proprietary all-fiber technology platform for fiber lasers and amplifiers and commercialized numerous products. He has a PhD in physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and received an honorary doctorate of science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Mass.

Photonics.com
Jul 2006
Entrepreneur of the Year AwardErnst & Youngfiber lasersindustrialIPG PhotonicsNews BriefsPhotonics Tech BriefsValentin P. Gapontsev

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