Physik Instrumente USA extends its support for the PI miCos precision positioning product lines with William Culpi as Engineering Chief PI miCos USA Products.
William will be working on custom designs and on the integration of complex precision positioning systems for OEMs and research customers among other responsibilities. Before joining Physik Instrumente, William who holds several US patents, was VP of Engineering at MICOS USA where he developed a line of piezo positioning systems. Prior to MICOS USA, he worked at Newport Corporation in a variety of engineering and management positions. William developed and co-developed a number of highly successful motion control and instrumentation products. His multi-disciplinary background and innovative approach have resulted in many outstanding solutions for leading equipment manufacturers in the semiconductor, flat panel, medical, optical instrumentation and various other markets. Prior to Newport, William worked at Excellon Automation/Excellon Photonics where he developed laser-imaging systems for the PCB manufacturing industry.
William grew up in Romania where he received his Master degree in electro-mechanical engineering. He graduated magna cum laude with his thesis receiving second place at a national research conference and being published in IEEE-Transactions.”
About PI miCos
PI miCos–a Physik Instrumente subsidiary–is a leader in ultra-precision motion control systems for OEMs and research. The company’s extensive know-how in high vacuum compatible precision positioning technologies has made their products popular with beam line scientists around the world. However, applications are not limited to the Earth, a PI miCos linear translation stages is currently focusing laser beams in a spectrometer on the Mars Rover’s science lab.
PI is a leading manufacturer of precision motion control equipment, piezo systems, piezo motors and actuators for semiconductor applications, photonics, bio-nano-technology and medical engineering. PI has been developing and manufacturing standard & custom precision products with piezoceramic and electromagnetic drives for 4 decades. The company has been ISO 9001 certified since 1994 and provides innovative, high-quality solutions for OEM and research. PI is present worldwide with 10 subsidiaries, R&D / engineering on 3 continents and total staff of 700+.