Linus Zoller has been appointed as the new managing director of Jenoptik's Optical Systems company Eisenach-based Photonic Sense.
Zoller replaces Hendrikus Nijssen, who is leaving the company to pursue new professional opportunities. Zoller's first day was 14 November, Nijssen’s last day is 31 December. Photonic has facilities for the production of germanium monocrystals up to 500mm diameter and Computer Numerical Control processing machines for making optics made of germanium and silicon.
Having held a variety of management positions in the optics industry for more than 25 years, Zoller was previously acting as the chief executive officer for a Swiss optics manufacturer. There he was in charge of research and development and the manufacturing and sales of optical assemblies and systems. A native of Switzerland, Linus Zoller graduated from Zurich University in the field of natural sciences.
‘I am really looking forward to the challenge of further strengthening Photonic Sense’s standing as a globally renowned manufacturer of high-grade germanium and silicon components for infrared applications,' said Zoller. ‘With extensive know-how in technological engineering and powerful production facilities, the company is placed in a very good starting position to gain new market shares.’
Photonic Sense was established in 2003 and has been a company of Jenoptik’s Optical Systems division since 2006, when Nijssen became its managing director.