Quantel and Big Sky Laser announce merger

Sept. 1, 1998
Quantel (Les Ulis, France), a manufacturer of solid-state lasers, and Big Sky Laser Technologies (Bozeman, MT), provider of compact, rugged lasers, both flashlamp and diode-pumped, announced that they will merge. Said Alain de Salaberry, president and CEO of Quantel, "With our combined product and technology base, we now have a solid foundation to satisfy a very broad range of customer needs worldwide." Ed Teppo, president and CEO of Big Sky, said, "Our markets and products are largely complemen

Quantel and Big Sky Laser announce merger

Quantel (Les Ulis, France), a manufacturer of solid-state lasers, and Big Sky Laser Technologies (Bozeman, MT), provider of compact, rugged lasers, both flashlamp and diode-pumped, announced that they will merge. Said Alain de Salaberry, president and CEO of Quantel, "With our combined product and technology base, we now have a solid foundation to satisfy a very broad range of customer needs worldwide." Ed Teppo, president and CEO of Big Sky, said, "Our markets and products are largely complementary. Quantel`s worldwide distribution network will be helpful to get Big Sky lasers into expanding markets outside the USA." Quantel had sales of $14 million in 1997; Big Sky Laser had sales of $9 million for that same year.

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