News | January 26, 2010

Intense Ltd. Announces New Executive Appointments

Intense Ltd., developer of next generation semiconductor lasers, systems and solutions, recently announced that Berthold Schmidt has been appointed CEO of the company. Scott Christie, former CEO, has stepped up to become Executive Chairman of the Board. Schmidt, in his new role as CEO, has promoted Kevin Laughlin to Chief Commercial Officer, widening Laughlin's current remit to take global responsibility for all business development, sales, and marketing activity.

"Berthold joined Intense in 2008 and has made a significant contribution to the development of the company since," stated Scott Christie, Executive Chairman. "I am delighted that someone with his reputation in the market and strong blend of technical and commercial skills is in place to drive the business forward globally. I am also pleased to see that he has moved quickly to shape his management team. I look forward to Kevin¹s increasing influence in the business."

"Intense is at an interesting point in its development, having recently sold its UK front-end fabrication unit and started the process of consolidating all product line development and manufacturing into its New Jersey, USA site," said Berthold Schmidt. "The business operates across the defense, medical, industrial, and print markets with increasingly high performance laser modules and systems. Our strong blend of technical, manufacturing, and commercial skills will take Intense to the forefront of the sector in the years ahead."

About Intense
Intense Ltd., headquartered in Glasgow, UK, and with a central manufacturing line in North Brunswick, New Jersey, US, is a leading provider of single and multimode monolithic laser array products and integrated high power laser diodes. The company's patented innovations in Quantum Well Intermixing (QWI) and Asymmetric Waveguides (AW) generate uniquely high power, brightness, and reliability. This, combined with innovative integrated solutions, 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

SOURCE: Intense Ltd.