GSI Group Laser Division has appointed Dr Mark Richmond as product manager for its Fibre Laser division.
Dr Richmond has had more than a decade of experience within GSI Group. As an experienced engineer with a Doctorate in Laser Physics from Oxford University, Dr Richmond was influential in developing the technical capabilities of GSI's lamp pump lasers as principal engineer during the 1990s, targeting specific applications. He led research and development of diode pump lasers for what was then GSI Lumonics. After a short stint at laser manufacturer Spectron he returned to GSI Laser Division in 2003 and will continue to be based at the division’s headquarters in Rugby, Warwickshire.
Dr Richmond will use his industrial applications knowledge to promote new understanding of the possibilities of the GSI JK Fibre Laser.
While developing solutions that work for customers now, Dr Richmond will also be focusing on the future, overseeing research and development, which will keep GSI at the forefront of technological developments in the field.