Change at the top of the Berlin laser diode manufacturer TOPTICA eagleyard: Claus Heitmann succeeds Dirk Schumann

03. September 2020

Change at the top of the Berlin laser diode manufacturer TOPTICA eagleyard

Claus Heitmann succeeds Dirk Schumann

Claus Heitmann. Foto: TOPTICA eagleyard

Claus Heitmann. Photo: TOPTICA eagleyard

As of 9/1/2020 Dipl.-Ing. Claus Heitmann joins the management of TOPTICA eagleyard as Managing Director in Berlin alongside Dipl.-Ing. Jörg Muchametow. Claus Heitmann studied microsystems technology engineering and was employed as Director of Production at Infineon Technologies AG (later, Infineon Fiber Optics GmbH) in Berlin for five years. Three years prior to that he worked as Engineering Program Manager at Corning Inc. in the USA. In 2005, he founded C2GO inprocess solutions GmbH, a company specialized in assembling innovative diode laser modules and implementing complex prototypes within the scope of various development and innovation projects. After successfully selling his company to TRUMPF Laser GmbH in 2017, Heitmann was COO of the Berlin laser diode manufacturer Lumics GmbH (as part of the B.I.G. Berlin Industrial Group) for two years and took over the development and scaling of module production in addition to adjacent specialist departments.

“With Claus we are gaining a Managing Director who is already familiar with the technology and the players after years of experience. We are pleased to have him on board,” says managing director Jörg Muchametow.

“I am very happy about this responsibility, which I am taking on in a particularly interesting and challenging time. A professional and highly dedicated team is already in place and we will continue to develop high performance laser diodes for and with our customers at the highest level,” emphasizes Claus Heitmann.

As of September 1st, the TOPTICA eagleyard management team consists of founder Jörg Muchametow, Claus Heitmann and Michael Kneier (VP of Sales and Marketing).


TOPTICA eagleyard
Rudower Chaussee 29, 12489 Berlin
Phone: +49 30 6392-4520


Press release TOPTICA eagleyard, 31 August 2020

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