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TRUMPF names vice president, lasers

27 January 2009

Christian Schmitz has joined TRUMPF Inc. as the vice president, lasers, effective February 1, Rolf Biekert, president and CEO, has announced.

Dr. Schmitz will be located at the company's North American headquarters in Farmington, Conn., and will have responsibility for the TRUMPF Laser Technology Center in Plymouth, Mich., and TRUMPF Photonics in Princeton, N.J., and for the TruMark Sales, Laser Production, and Laser Development Departments. He is transferring from TRUMPF Laser GmbH + Co. KG (TLS) in Schramberg, Germany, where he has been responsible for managing the Disk Laser Group and overseeing the development of a new diode-pumped solid laser system.

Schmitz has been a presenter at SPIE conferences, most recently in January at SPIE Photonics West, on "The two-dimensional thin disk geometry."

Read the full press release at http://www.thefabricator.com/CEOs/CEOs_News.cfm?NewsID=2516.