Mark will now report to the chief executive officer for Laser Technology (CEO LT), Christian Schmitz a member of the Managing Board of TRUMPF.
Mark himself has over 20 years-experience within the laser industry and has developed a wide range of laser applications across many industries. Mark has held CEO roles previously at both GSI Group and at Spectron Laser Systems.
Mark joined SPI Lasers following the 2015 acquisition of Rugby-UK based JK Lasers. Mark was a main influencer in the development of JK’s fiber laser technology and product portfolio and has worked for SPI Lasers in the role of CTO since the acquisition. In the last two years Mark has aided outgoing CEO Dr Thomas Fehn in the continued growth of the business as well as the integration of the JK R&D team within SPI Lasers. This has lead to SPI Lasers having a coherent and integrated approach moving forward for fiber laser delivery.
Commenting on the appointment Christian Schmitz (TRUMPF CEO LT) stated: “Thomas has overseen a period of hugely significant change in SPI’s history, driving growth and profitability and leading both the post-merger integration of JK Lasers into the SPI Lasers group and the launch of a new suite of CW and Pulsed product ranges. I would like to thank him for the great work he has done over the past 2 years and I look forward to working with him in his new role at TRUMPF.”
On the appointment of Mark, Christian said “We’re moving from a position of strength to continue to transform SPI Lasers for the future, Mark is the right CEO to lead SPI Lasers during this transformative period; I am confident he will move the company forward with the speed required to capitalise on the opportunities in front of us.”
Commenting on his appointment Dr Mark Greenwood said “I am thrilled to have been offered the opportunity to lead SPI Lasers at such an important time in its development. SPI Lasers has a great global culture, amazing market capability and a strategy that has seen us grow solidly in recent years. I am looking forward to building on this success whilst simultaneously ensuring we remain focused on delivering the very best quality products and service to our customers. The pace of change in today’s global laser market is exceptional; I am committed to ensuring that we not only stay at the forefront of this change, but we continue to innovate and lead the market as we have always done.”
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