Intense, Inc., developer of next generation semiconductor lasers, systems and solutions, recently announced the appointment of Kevin Laughlin to the position of Chief Executive Officer. A 26-year veteran of the industry, Mr. Laughlin has a broad array of experience, from laser design and optics applications to senior level positions in product management, sales, and marketing. Most recently, he was Chief Commercial Officer at Intense where he worked with the management team and investors to consolidate the company's Glasgow, Scotland and North Brunswick, NJ business units. They now form a single US site that provides global manufacturing, sales, and service for a wide range of laser diode components, electro optical sub-modules, and fully integrated, turnkey laser systems.
"With Intense's individual business units and investor base now consolidated, we are well positioned to take advantage of the new growth opportunities in the industry," stated Kevin Laughlin, CEO, Intense, Inc. "Post-consolidation we will continue to invest in technology, people, and product development that will keep us at the forefront of the diode laser market space. These are very exciting times. Our world class engineering and manufacturing capabilities, innovative QWI technology, and highly skilled employees combine to produce unique packaged laser solutions that are paving new paths in defense, print, medical, and industrial applications."
Mr. Laughlin began his tenure at Intense as their first US employee when he was hired as VP of Sales in 2006. In 2007, with Intense's acquisition of New Jersey-based High Power Devices, he took on the role of VP of Global Sales and Business Development for both the UK and US business units. Prior to Intense, Laughlin worked at Nuvonyx (St. Louis, MO) as VP of Sales and Marketing. He's also held management positions at PRC Laser (Landing, NJ) and Strippit/LVD (Buffalo, NY).
Mr. Laughlin is Former Chairman of the Industrial Laser Advisory Board for the Laser Processing Consortium at Penn State Applied Laser Research Lab. He is also a Former Chairman of the AMT's Laser Products Systems Group and has acted as Chairman of numerous technical laser conferences. He is an active member of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA), Association of Manufacturing Technology (AMT), Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), and Laser Institute of America (LIA). Mr. Laughlin has published more than 40 technical papers and articles, and graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Robotics.
Intense, Inc. is a leading provider of single and multimode monolithic laser array products, high power single emitter laser diodes, and electro optical subsystems. Headquartered in North Brunswick, NJ, the company's patented innovations in Quantum Well Intermixing (QWI) and Asymmetric Waveguides (AW) generate uniquely high power, brightness, and reliability. This, combined with state-of-the-art, high volume manufacturing facilities, delivers unsurpassed product quality and value to customers in the print and imaging, defense, industrial, display, and medical markets. For more information, visit http://www.intenseco.com
SOURCE: Intense, Inc.