LPKF Expands Management Team
Laser specialist LPKF Laser & Electronics AG, Garbse, Germany, has expanded its management teams at its Fürth (Germany) and Naklo (Slovenia) production locations.
At the Slovenian subsidiary LPKF Laser & Elektronics d.o.o. in Naklo, Dr. Bostjan Podobnik will continue to be responsible for Technology and Development and will be supported by Wolfgang Zeike as a second director, responsible for the Sales, Service and Finance departments.
The Slovenian subsidiary has been contributing to the profitable growth of the Group for years. Manufacturing and distribution of systems for making PCB prototypes and development of laser sources and LPKF laser systems are the main tasks of the Naklo-based subsidiary. LPKF has acquired the non-controlling interest in the Slovenia subsidiary and now holds 100% interest in all subsidiaries.
LPKF’s Laser Welding division has been reporting double-digit growth year after year. An increase in production floor space has now been fol-lowed by expansion of the management team for laser plastic welding.
Armin Schalk joined the Laser Welding division of Laser & Electronics AG in Fuerth, Germany, at the beginning of the year, bringing in extensive experience in research and development as well as optimization of production processes. The 46-year-old with a degree in Physics and Engineering assumed leadership of Technology and Operations, while Frank Brunnecker continues to head Sales and Finance.
Through these reinforcements as well as the building extension planned for the spring to accommodate a new customer center in Fuerth, the course has been set for continued growth in 2014.
LPKF Laser & Electronics AG
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