Lehner named General Manager of TRUMPF Inc. Laser
Technology Center in Michigan
FARMINGTON, Conn., June 26, 2012 – Dr. Christof Lehner has been appointed General Manager of the Laser Technology Center in Plymouth, Michigan. In this role he will be responsible for laser division sales, service and support in North America. He will report to Mr. Rolf Biekert, president and CEO of TRUMPF Inc.
Dr. Lehner joined TRUMPF Laser GmbH + Co. KG in Schramberg, Germany in 2002, after completing his Dr.–Ing. (PhD) in mechanical engineering at Technische Universität München. Here he served as a product manager for pulsed lasers. In 2003, he was promoted to head of sales for low power lasers and later to head of sales, solid-state lasers. Dr. Lehner then transferred to theTRUMPF Group headquarters in Ditzingen, Germany where he most recently served as Director of International Sales, Western Europe. In this role he provided technical sales support and strategic guidance of the laser divisions in Western Europe.
“It is our goal to continue to strengthen our position in the North American laser market, supplying a full range of OEM laser sources and optics as well as complete laser system solutions. With ongoing plans to significantly increase staff and application lab equipment and capabilities, and with the continual development of a vast array of cutting edge laser products and systems from TRUMPF manufacturing centers, the Laser Technology Center is poised to achieve our goal. I am excited to have the opportunity and privilege to lead the Plymouth organization and am looking forward to working together with the entire team.” says Christof Lehner.
TRUMPF’s Laser Technology Center in Michigan specializes in lasers, including high powered CO 2 lasers and pulsed and continuous wave (cw) solid-state lasers as well as laser systems. The Laser Technology Center is part of TRUMPF Inc., a subsidiary of the TRUMPF Group, the world market and technology leader in lasers and laser systems for manufacturing technology.