Intense announces the appointment of its European sales director

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Semiconductor lasers, systems and solutions developer Intense has announced the appointment of Beate Sauter to the position of director of European sales.

Sauter has over 25-years of international sales and marketing experience, more than half of which is in the photonics industry. Sauter will oversee all sales and marketing efforts in the European Union (EU) including direct management of key accounts and channel partners in the region. Her responsibilities will also include business development and strategic marketing within the territory.

‘As Intense continues to grow at an aggressive pace in the EU, our focus is supporting OEMs, end users, and distribution partners across the region,’ stated Kevin Laughlin. He is chief executive officer of Intense. He added: ‘We look forward to continuing that under the direction of Beate. She's a seasoned, multilingual executive who knows how to balance the many demands of a global team.’

Before joining Intense, Sauter served as key account manager for southern Europe for Edmund Optics. Prior to that, she held the position of sales manager, Italy, for Laser 2000, a Munich-based distributor of photonics products. Sauter has also worked as global sales and marketing director for laser systems manufacturer Toptica Photonics.