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Schumann Appointed CTO, Managing Director of Eagleyard

Photonics.com
Nov 2017
BERLIN, Nov. 3, 2017 — Laser diode developer Eagleyard Photonics GmbH has appointed Dirk Schumann as its chief technology officer and second managing director.

Schumann brings more than 20 years of experience in managing medium-sized technology companies and organizations. Through executive positions with BMW AG Berlin/Leipzig, u2t photonics AG Berlin/Finisar, Infineon Technologies AG Dresden and Siemens AG in Munich, he acquired experience with the photonic semiconductor, component supply chain and research fields.

”With Dirk Schumann, we were able to bring aboard a professional for technological challenges that a laser diode manufacturing company is facing,” said Joerg Muchametow, founder and CEO of Eagleyard. “His proven skills to successfully implement ambitious portfolio strategies within a growing company and dynamic market is most valuable to us. He will focus Eagleyard’s efforts on developing innovative product features demanded by the market for the years ahead.”

Schumann succeeds Thomas Laurent, who will continue to be part of the company’s management team.

”We cordially thank Dr. Thomas Laurent for his committed dedication over many years and we are glad that he decided to stay with the company for many years to come,” Muchametow said. “I am very thankful for his decision to implement his in-depth knowledge and expertise of laser development as future head of product management in our company.”

Eagleyard is a developer of high-power laser diodes based on gallium arsenide.

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