Basil Garabet Joins EPIC Board of Directors

Benno Oderkerk, CEO of Avantes and president of EPIC (right), welcomes Basil Garabet, CEO of NKT Photonics, to the EPIC board of directors. (Source: EPIC)

At the EPIC Annual General Meeting, held online on 16 April 2020 because a face-to-face meeting was not possible, it was announced that Basil Garabet, president and CEO of NKT Photonics since 2015, has joined the EPIC board of directors. Basil holds an MSc in lasers and their applications and has extensive 37-year international management experience from leading positions in the photonics industry. Previously with JK Lasers, EM4, Altitun, Melles Griot, Pirelli, and Lasertron, Basil has built and revitalized companies towards profit and growth throughout his career.

Basil Garabet said: “Over the years, EPIC has built a strong network of companies across the entire spectrum of the European photonics industry. Today, EPIC is a leading advocate in the industry with its trusted experts and leaders. I am privileged to be a member of the EPIC board of directors and look forward to the commitment towards the growth of the photonics industry. I am very excited to work with EPIC towards this development.”

“It is a privilege to have Basil join our board of directorsand to add his expertise and knowledge of the laser industry to the EPIC association and its members. EPIC’s model of connecting the European photonics community worldwide is built on collaboration and partnerships and we look forward to working with Basil to further promote photonic technologies and innovations in Europe,” said Benno Oderkerk, president of EPIC.

Garabet’s further colleagues in the EPIC board are Christian Bosshard (CSEM), Jan Meise (AMS Technologies), Martin Schell, (Fraunhofer HHI), Maurizio Gattiglio (Prima Electro & Convergent Photonics), and Samuel Bucourt (Imagine Optics). (Source: EPIC)

Link: Board & Governance, EPIC – European Photonics Industry Consortium, Paris, France

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