Berliner Glas appoints a CTO

Oct. 31, 2010
Berlin, Germany--Volker Schmidt has taken on the newly created position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Berliner Glas.

Berlin, Germany--Volker Schmidt has taken on the newly created position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Berliner Glas. In this role he assumes responsibility for all development work within the company group. This comprises the Production and Measuring Technology Division, Production Development as well as future issues in Technology Marketing.

Since joining the Berliner Glas Group in 2002, Schmidt has been responsible for product and technology development in the Photonics Division and since 2006 has been a member of the management board.

In a statement the company said that by appointing Volker Schmidt as CTO, Berliner Glas has laid an important cornerstone for the technological future of the company, which will benefit its current and future optical systems customers.

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Stephen G. Anderson | Director, Industry Development - SPIE

 Stephen Anderson is a photonics industry expert with an international background and has been actively involved with lasers and photonics for more than 30 years. As Director, Industry Development at SPIE – The international society for optics and photonics – he is responsible for tracking the photonics industry markets and technology to help define long-term strategy, while also facilitating development of SPIE’s industry activities. Before joining SPIE, Anderson was Associate Publisher and Editor in Chief of Laser Focus World and chaired the Lasers & Photonics Marketplace Seminar. Anderson also co-founded the BioOptics World brand. Anderson holds a chemistry degree from the University of York and an Executive MBA from Golden Gate University.    

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