John MacKay: Chief Executive Officer
With more than 25 years of experience in the laser industry, Dr MacKay has a proven track record in leading teams of high technology professionals. Prior to Lighthouse Photonics he served as General Manager of the Research Laser Systems division at Coherent Inc. In that role he successfully spearheaded a strategic overhaul of the entire product line resulting in more than a dozen new ultrafast laser products in a 4 year period. Prior leadership roles include Vice President of Sales at PowerNetix Inc – a venture-capital funded, semiconductor laser packaging company that he cofounded, and Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Clark-MXR Inc, a leading manufacturer of ultrafast amplifiers. Dr MacKay holds a PhD in Laser Physics from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland.
Henry Yang Pang: Chief Operations Officer
A recognized innovator in the laser industry since 1990, Dr Pang has produced an extensive range of successful products during his career. These include the first commercial femtosecond Ti:Sapphire oscillator, the first commercial mJ-energy Ti:S chirped pulse amplifier (CPA), the first commercial Ti:S CPA seeded with an integrated fiber laser, the first fully-integrated one-box Ti:S CPA, the Coherent Verdi 6-10W DPSS CW green lasers, and the Coherent Chameleon and Talisker laser platforms. Dr Pang also has considerable experience in developing kW-class DPSS lasers for industrial applications. He holds more than 15 US patents. During his career Dr Pang was Director of Engineering, and Business Development Manager at Coherent Inc., Vice President of Product Development and Director of Production at Clark-MXR Inc. Dr Pang received his PhD in Chemistry in the Photonics Research Laboratories at State University of New York at Buffalo.
Alexander Wiessner: Vice President, Engineering
Dr Wiessner has more than 20 years of diverse experience developing diode-pumped solid-state lasers. Prior to Lighthouse Photonics he was a staff-level development engineer at Coherent Inc., Coherent Lambda Physik GmbH and Lambda Physik USA, where he designed continuous wave and pulsed DPSS lasers. Dr Wiessner has extensive experience in all aspects of laser engineering and has so far accumulated 7 laser-related patents. He received his PhD in Physics from the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen in Germany.
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