CEO/Managing Director @ From July 2011 to Present (4 years 6 months) Consultant for Technology Transfer and Strategic Marketing @ From January 2011 to July 2011 (7 months) Sr. Director, R&D Commercial Lasers @ • Lead Research and Product Development activities for JDSU laser division with a team of up to 40 people. • Developed 4kW CW...
CEO/Managing Director @ From July 2011 to Present (4 years 6 months) Consultant for Technology Transfer and Strategic Marketing @ From January 2011 to July 2011 (7 months) Sr. Director, R&D Commercial Lasers @ • Lead Research and Product Development activities for JDSU laser division with a team of up to 40 people. • Developed 4kW CW fiber laser for sheet metal cutting with a short-term incremental revenue potential of up to 50 Million USD. • Drove next generation concepts for kW fiber lasers for power scalability and cost reduction • Initiated development of a high power UV pulsed fiber laser as company’s next generation micro material processing laser platform. • Initiated and drove strategic partnerships for transfer of next generation technology and to secure the supply chain for critical components • Supported activities for manufacturing transfer to contract manufactures • Active input on product road map and market trends • Responsible for the department’s financial budget control and planning cycles From September 2009 to December 2010 (1 year 4 months) Sr. Director Product Development Industrial Laser Systems @ The position oversees the three groups of Newports laser division's (Spectra Physics) product development for industrial lasers. Fiber Laser, High Power QS-Laser/Mode Locked and Low Power QS-Laser Systems From March 2008 to October 2009 (1 year 8 months) Sen. Director, Fiber Laser Business Group @ From July 2006 to March 2008 (1 year 9 months) General Manager/Site Manager @ Founder of LAS GmbH in 1992. Aquired by Spectra Physics by Sept. 2000. Managing Spectra Physics Stahnsdorf as a R&D Center, Subsidary of Spectra Physics Mountain View From September 2000 to December 2006 (6 years 4 months) Sen. Segment Marketing Director @ Developing and Updating Companies Strategic Plan, Identifying major incremental growth opportunities and new technologies From July 2003 to June 2005 (2 years) General Manager, Owner @ This company has been sold to Spectra-Physics in 2000 an continued under the name Spectra-Physics LAS GmbH From July 1992 to September 2000 (8 years 3 months) Managing Director @ Co-Founder and Managing Director of LAR GmbH. The company is developing, manufacturing and selling equipment for online control of waste water facilities. www.lar.com From July 1986 to July 1992 (6 years 1 month) Stanford University Graduate School of Business From 2007 to 2007 Diploma @ Technische Universität Berlin From 1977 to 1985
DirectPhotonics Industries GmbH
July 2011 to Present
Consultant for Technology Transfer and Strategic Marketing
January 2011 to July 2011
Sr. Director, R&D Commercial Lasers
September 2009 to December 2010
Sr. Director Product Development Industrial Laser Systems
March 2008 to October 2009
Sen. Director, Fiber Laser Business Group
July 2006 to March 2008
General Manager/Site Manager
September 2000 to December 2006
Sen. Segment Marketing Director
July 2003 to June 2005
LAS-Laser and Analytical Research GmbH
General Manager, Owner
July 1992 to September 2000
LAR-Laser Analytical Research GmbH
July 1986 to July 1992
What company does Wolfgang Gries work for?
Wolfgang Gries works for DirectPhotonics Industries GmbH
What is Wolfgang Gries's role at DirectPhotonics Industries GmbH?
Wolfgang Gries is CEO/Managing Director
What industry does Wolfgang Gries work in?
Wolfgang Gries works in the Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing industry.
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