New CEO dual leadership at diode laser manufacturer Lumics

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Lumics GmbH, a leading provider of high-power diode laser components and part of the Berlin.Industrial.Group (B.I.G.), is pleased to announce that Beate Sauter and Dennis George have been appointed as Chief Executive Officers of the company effective immediately.

Beate Sauter Beate has more than 23 years of international management experience in the laser & photonics industry and is a globally recognized technical sales and application expert in this market. She joined Lumics in 2013 and has been instrumental in leaping the company forward to becoming one of the top leaders of diode laser solutions for medical & life-science applications as well as other profitable niche markets in industry and science. Prior to Lumics Beate held senior management positions at a number of leading photonics companies, including Sales Director Europe for US diode-maker Intense, Key Account Manager South Europe for Edmund Optics, and Director Sales & Marketing for Toptica Photonics where she played a key role in the company’s first years. She also serves as mentor within the EPIC Photonics Mentorship programme. Beate studied International Business at the Karlshochschule International University Karlsruhe. In addition to her role as CEO Beate will continue to serve as VP Sales & Marketing.

'I am truly honored for being entrusted with the role of CEO and excited to lead Lumics together with all my colleagues towards new horizons', commented Beate Sauter. 'The pace of change in the laser market is extremely fast and Lumics has seen exceptional growth recently. Our focus for innovation will continue to be primarly on our strategic markets in the medical, life science and analytical field where I strongly believe diode lasers have an enormeous potential for the future.'

Dennis George Dennis has been with the Berlin.Industrial.Group for more than 3 years as Finance Manager where he was already the responsible portfolio manager for Lumics. Dennis received his MS in International Finance from the Berlin School of Economics & Law. Prior to B.I.G. and Lumics, Dennis worked as a Finance Consultant with Ebner Stolz.

'Lumics has a great company culture', Dennis pointed out. 'I am convinced that with our product portfolio and capabilities but also thanks to all our talented and committed employees Lumics is well-positioned for further growth'. Seite 2 About Lumics Lumics, founded in 2000 and headquartered in Berlin, is a global key player for design and manufacturing of high power diode laser modules from 670nm up to 1940nm based on single emitter technology. Proprietary in-house capabilities range from chip level to fiber-coupled modules & solutions with driver boards and cooling. The lasers find numerous applications in Medical, Life Science, Material Processing, Analytics, Sensing, Pumping/Seeding, and many more.

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