New board VDMA Laser Working Group elects new board of directors
Germany — At the spring meeting of the VDMA Working Group Lasers and Laser Systems for Material Processing (WG Laser), members elected a new board for the next four years.
The new chairman of the VDMA Laser-Working Group's board is Dr. Christian Schmitz, member of the board and chairman of the Laser Technology division of Trumpf Dr. Christoph Ullmann, Managing Director of Laserline, was elected as his deputy.
The newly elected board is composed as follows:
- Nikolas Meyer: Business Unit Manager — Sales and Application Emag Lasertec
- Dr. Stefan Ruppik: General Manager Coherent — Rofin-Sinar Laser
- Dr. Christian Schmitz: Member of the Board and Chairman of the Laser Technology division Trumpf
- Dr. Christoph Ullmann: General Manager Laserline
In addition, the members agreed on new bylaws, enabling suppliers of components with a direct link to the end application, laser manufacturers and system integrators as well as research institutes and universities to become members of the working group.
There is also a change within the VDMA office: after a vacancy, Dr. Sven Breitung takes over the management of the WG Laser. Dr. Breitung has been with the VDMA since 2009 in the Organic and Printed Electronics Association (OE-A) and later in the Printing and Paper Technology Association, where he was responsible for research, trade fairs and OPC UA