UK-based optoelectronics device manufacturer and laser diode specialist Photonic Products, which is a subsidiary of ProPhotonix, has appointed Jim Brown as sales manager for the US East Coast.
Brown brings more than 25 years' industry experience to joining the company, and most recently spent seven years in a senior sales position at Opnext, a major laser diode manufacturer. At Opnext, his primary focus was to develop business for the US industrial laser diode market. His experience and proven success will help Photonic Products continue to gain market share in the rapidly expanding laser diode market and strengthen its reputation as an industry leader. Brown will focus on increasing the Photonic Products customer base for both distributed laser diodes and laser modules in the United States.
David McGuinness, Director of Sales, said: 'Bringing someone of Jim’s stature and experience to the Company will add significant strength to our existing US sales team as we continue to grow our business. His ability to successfully develop and penetrate new markets was evident during his time at Opnext, and his knowledge of the sector and customer facing expertise will be of great benefit to the business, both in maintaining our growth and serving our existing client base.'