eagleyard appointed new Chief Technology Officer: Dr. Dirk Schumann starts as new CTO and Managing Director from October 2017

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18. October 2017

eagleyard appointed new Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Dirk Schumann starts as new CTO and Managing Director from October 2017

Dr. Dirk Schumann

Dr. Dirk Schumann. Credit: eagleyard photonics

eagleyard Photonics GmbH announced a change in Management beginning with the new fiscal year: Dr. Thomas Laurent handed over his position as CTO to Dr. Dirk Schumann who also will be part of the Management.

Dr. Schumann started as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and second Managing Director at eagleyard Photonics GmbH on 1st October alongside with Joerg Muchametow (CEO). As a doctorate in laser physics Mr. Schumann has gained 20 years of experience in Management of medium sized technology companies and corporations. He acquired his profound knowledge of the photonic semiconductor industry and the component supply chain by cooperating with renowned research institutes and working in executive positions with BMW AG Berlin/Leipzig, u2t photonics AG Berlin (today FINISAR), Infineon Technologies AG Dresden and Siemens AG in Munich. His professional knowledge uniquely qualifies him to advance eagleyard’s technology platform and product road map.

Mr. Joerg Muchametow, Founder and CEO of eagleyard Photonics GmbH values his expertise in the field of chip development of opto-electronic components and his outstanding, excellent Management skills by saying: „With Dirk Schumann we were able to bring aboard a professional for technological challenges that a laser diode manufacturing company is facing. His proven skills to successfully implement ambitious portfolio strategies within a growing company and dynamic market is most valuable to us. He will focus eagleyard’s efforts on developing innovative product features demanded by the market for the years ahead.“

Addressing his co-founder and hitherto Management colleague Dr. Laurent, Mr. Muchametow said: „We cordially thank Dr. Thomas Laurent for his committed dedication over many years and we are glad that he decided to stay with the company for many years to come. I am very thankful for his decision to implement his in-depth knowledge and expertise of laser development as future Head of Product Management in our company.“

About eagleyard

eagleyard Photonics’ core competence is the development, production and sale of innovative highpower laser diodes based on GaAs (Gallium Arsenide). Its portfolio contains laser diodes with wavelengths ranging from 633 nm to 1120 nm sorted in five product families: Single Mode Laser Diodes, Single Frequency Laser Diodes (DFB), Multimode Laser Diodes, Tapered Amplifiers and Gain Chips. These laser diodes are addressing a variety of applications such as space, aerospace and defense, metrology, spectroscopy, medical instrumentation, test & measurement and material analysis. eagleyard is represented worldwide, in particular in Europe, Asia and the United States of America direct and also by sales partners. eagleyard Photonics started as a rapidly growing spin-off from the Ferdinand-Braun Institut (FBH) in 2002. Since it belongs to the Munich-based TOPTICA Group. For more information, please visit our website at www.eagleyard.com


eagleyard Photonics GmbH
Rudower Chaussee 29, 12489 Berlin
Marketing: Sandra Chudek
Tel. + 49 30 6392-4520
Fax + 49 30 6392-4529


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