Professor John H Marsh, co-founder and CTO of Intense, has been appointed president elect of LEOS for 2007, succeeding Alan Willner of the University of Southern California.
The Association of Laser Safety Professionals (ALSP) held its first Annual General Meeting on 19 September, to discuss the possible future work of the association.
Johan Holm of Ibsen Photonics has been presented with the yearly DOPS prize for an individual whose contribution to the Danish optics field has been of unique quality and importance.
The Qioptiq Group has appointed Peter Griffith to the newly-created position of business development manager for commercial optics in the USA and Canada.
Oxxius has raised $10m in a second round of equity financing. The round was led by existing investor Sofinnova Partners, which was joined by AXA Private Equity and Sofinnova Ventures.
Rob Roach returns to the company after a two-year absence, and will be developing sales of optical components and subassemblies. Angie Routledge joins the company as office manager