Intense Ltd., a developer of next generation semiconductor lasers and integrated solutions, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Berthold Schmidt as VP, global product and market development. As a key member of the senior management team, Berthold will spearhead the company's drive into new products and market areas globally.
Berthold brings a wealth of in-depth technical and commercial knowledge to Intense, headquartered in Glasgow, UK. Over the last 10 years, he held senior management positions at JDS Uniphase and Nortel Networks and joins Intense from Bookham (Switzerland) AG where he was on the executive board. Berthold received his PhD from the Technical University at Munich, Germany and an MSc degree from the State University of New York. He also holds a Bachelor's degree in business administration from GSBA in Switzerland.
"Intense has experienced considerable growth over the past three years underpinned by its core Intense QWI technology and its wide product range serving the Print, Industrial, Defense and Medical markets," said Scott Christie, CEO of Intense Ltd. "As our technology continues to develop and we increase our rate of new product introductions, Berthold will bring great experience to the team, ensuring we focus all of our resources to maximize return for both our customers and our shareholders. We are delighted to have him on board."
"I'm very excited to join the Intense team at this important stage in the company's growth," stated Berthold Schmidt.