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Mobius Photonics appoints new CEO

Mobius Photonics, a producer of short pulsed fibre laser sources (IR, green, and UV), has promoted Kiyomi Monro from vice president of business management to chief executive officer (CEO).

'The board moved to appoint Kiyomi Monro as CEO of Mobius Photonics in recognition of his commitment to the success of [the company] in the development of fibre-based laser systems to serve the growing market for laser processing of semiconductor and electronic materials,' said Robert L. Byer, chairman of the Mobius Photonics board of directors. 'Mr Monro has demonstrated his ability to lead the company into new markets and, at the same time, to serve existing markets with high quality products that are recognised for their performance and reliability.'

Monro has more than 20 years' experience in international sales, marketing, and finance, with more than 14 of those years having been spent in the photonics industry. Prior to joining Mobius, Monro held positions that included director of sales, marketing and business development for IMRA America and senior product marketing manager for Coherent. He was also key account manager for Disco Corporation and international sales manager for Universal Laser. Monro founded and was president of Stuart & Lotus International and Messy Industries. He holds a master’s degree in economics from Boston University.

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