Toptica: And Then They Were Three

On October 1st, 2018, Dr. Thomas Renner, vice president sales and marketing since 2005, has joined the management board of Toptica Photonics which expands from two to three members. Next to the company founders Dr. Wilhelm Kaenders (technology) and Dr. Thomas Weber (operations & finance), Renner will become responsible for sales, marketing and product management, and will focus on the expansion of the global activities of the group. Renner is – like his colleagues – a laser physicist who has spent his entire career in the laser industry, having deep experience in research, product management and the creation of a successful sales organizations.

The new management board of Toptica Photonics as of 1 October 2018 (from left to right): Dr. Thomas Renner (CSO), Dr. Wilhelm Kaenders (CTO) and Dr. Thomas Weber (COO/CFO; source: Toptica)

Kaenders welcomes Renner to the board: “The Toptica brand as it is perceived globally today and the constant growth is the result of Thomas’ successful engagement over the many years that we have worked together.” Weber adds: “With his experience, Thomas started a professionalization of our sales and marketing and I am happy that as our team member he has the task to further grow the company.”

Renner looks into the new position with full excitement: “The special Toptica spirit and the exciting technology mix have always enthused me. I am looking forward to working with Wilhelm and Thomas and the entire team in the coming years.”

The company nowadays has about 280 employees in five entities – Toptica Photonics AG, Toptica Projects GmbH, Toptica Photonics Inc., Toptica Photonics K.K., and Eagleyard Photonics – with a consolidated group revenue of close to sixty million euros. The lasers basically cover all wavelengths for major applications in quantum technologies, biophotonics and industrial metrology. (Source: Toptica)

Link: TOPTICA Photonics AG, Graefelfing (Munich), Germany

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