Nuburu Expands Team with CEO, CFO Appointments

Dr Guy Gilliland, chief executive officer, and Chris Baldwin as chief financial officer (Source: Nuburu)

Nuburu, a provider of high power and high brightness industrial blue lasers, announced the executive appointments of Dr Guy Gilliland as chief executive officer and Chris Baldwin as chief financial officer.

Gilliland brings over twenty years of management experience from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) where he led the firm’s global and North American technology practice and advised several of the world’s largest telecommunications, technology, electronics and photonics companies. Dr Gilliland has a deep background in laser physics and served as a postdoctoral fellow at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and a faculty member at Arizona State University and Emory University.

“Nuburu’s blue light laser technology is poised to transform the production of high-volume electronics, EVs and batteries, while also accelerating the world of metal 3D printing. I am honored to join the team at Nuburu and look forward to leading the company in its mission to revolutionize industrial manufacturing,” said Gilliland. “Our powerful technology platform advances what is possible in high-volume materials processing and delivers vital productivity and resolution improvements to metal additive manufacturing. We have assembled a powerhouse team to reach its full potential.”

Chris Baldwin, CFO, joins Nuburu with nearly thirty years of financial management experience across the photonic, telecom and medical device industries. He most recently served as the CFO at Axsun Industries, a leading developer and supplier of MEMS-based photonic engines for medical imaging and industrial spectroscopy, and helped manage the company’s sale to Excelitas Technologies in 2019.
“Guy Gilliland and Chris Baldwin bring a combined fifty years of global technology experience and have each served as senior leaders in high profile companies within each of their core industries,” said Dr Mark Zediker, founder and board chairman of Nuburu. “Their appointments will set Nuburu up for continued growth and innovation as we look to increase adoption of our technology across key markets.” (Source: Nuburu)

Further reading: J.-M. Pelaprat, M. Finuf, R. Gleeson, & M. Zediker: Blue Lasers Move Deeper Into Applications: Higher power and brightness enable new capabilities, PhotonicsViews 17(4), August/September 2020; DOI: 10.1002/phvs.202000032

Link: NUBURU Inc., Centennial, Colorado, USA


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