Petros Kotidis


Petros Kotidis is the CEO of Block Engineering, a leading manufacturer of quantum cascade laser-based spectrometers. Dr. Kotidis holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Aeronautics from MIT, where he also minored in Management & Finance at the Sloan School, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He has been awarded 18 patents in laser-based, ultrasonic and spectroscopic devices and applications, and has led the introduction of many electro-optical devices to market. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development of Axsun Technologies, Director of Strategic Technologies and Ventures at Nortel Networks, and Director, New Products and Business Ventures Group, at Textron Systems Corporation.