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TRUMPF Photonic Components Names Managing Director: People in the News: 06/21/23

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DITZINGEN, Germany, June 21, 2023 — TRUMPF subsidiary TRUMPF Photonic Components named Thomas Dobbertin managing director. He succeeds Berthold Schmidt, who now serves as CTO and a member of the board for parent company TRUMPF SE + Co. KG. Dobbertin previously served as general manager for the optical sensor technology business units at semiconductor manufacturer ams AG in Singapore and was responsible for the laser components business at OSRAM Opto Semiconductor GmbH in Germany. Most recently, Dobbertin worked for Nanofilm Technology International, a Singapore-based provider of nanotechnology solutions.
Thomas Dobbertin. Courtesy of TRUMPF.
Thomas Dobbertin. Courtesy of TRUMPF. 
KINGSTON UPON HULL, England — Ultrashort-pulse laser developer and manufacturer Luxinar appointed Christian Dini commercial manager of central and northern Europe. Dini most recently served as general manager of Civan Lasers Europe. Dini has served in a variety of leadership roles at Ophir Optronics.

KRAILLING, Germany — Photonics Systems Group, a provider of laser solutions for micro materials processing, appointed Heinz Verfürth COO and CFO. Verfürth has served in a variety of CEO and CFO positions throughout his career, most recently serving as CEO of heating equipment supplier Kelvion Intercambiadores Ltd.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Quality Vision International, a manufacturer of precision metrology systems, named Keith Polidor as president and CEO. Polidor most recently served as the company’s COO, a role he held since 2016. Prior to that, he had served as corporate secretary since 2007.
Keith Polidor. Courtesy of QVI.
Keith Polidor. Courtesy of Quality Vision International.
SUGAR LAND, Texas — Applied Optoelectronics, a provider of fiber optic technology, named Steve Pederson assistant vice president to its broadband access team. Pederson spent 23 years in increasingly senior roles in product management, product marketing, and business development for Scientific Atlanta, continuing after its acquisition by Cisco Systems in 2006. He led the launches of platforms for HFC and CMTS during his tenure at Cisco.

PARIS — Mauna Kea Technologies, a developer of confocal laser endomicroscopy, appointed Côme de La Tour du Pin CFO and member of the executive committee. Prior to joining Mauna Kea Technologies, de La Tour du Pin served as CFO of Lysogene, a development-stage gene therapy company. Previous experience includes investor communication roles at Ipsen and Groupe Casino, and as an auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Jim Walker. Courtesy of ZC&R Coatings for Optics.
Jim Walker. Courtesy of ZC&R Coatings for Optics.
TORRANCE, Calif. — Abrisa Technologies named Jim Walker senior technical business development manager for its ZC&R Coatings for Optics division. Walker has experience in OEM thin-film coating sales management and nearly 25 years in thin-film design.

SEATTLE — Photonics technology company NLM Photonics added Brad Booth to its board of directors. Booth served as technical program manager at Meta Platforms and principal network architect at Microsoft’s Azure Hardware Architecture Group. At Meta and Microsoft, he focused on developing next-generation optical connectivity solutions for cloud and AI data centers. He previously held technology strategist and engineering positions at Dell, Intel, and Bell-Northern Research.
Mark Hopgood. Courtesy of Nanusens.
Mark Hopgood. Courtesy of Nanusens. 
PAIGNTON, England — Fabless semiconductor company Nanusens appointed Mark Hopgood to its board of directors. Hopgood serves as vice president of strategic marketing at semiconductor company XMOS. He previously served as senior director of strategic marketing and corporate strategy at Dialog Semiconductor.
Jun 2023
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