Light Conversion Appoints New CEO
There has been a change in management at Light Conversion, a manufacturer of ultrafast lasers and laser systems. After 25 years of running the company, Dr. Algirdas Juozapavičius is assigning the helm to Dr. Martynas Barkauskas. Dr. Algirdas Juozapavičius will continue as adviser to the company’s management.
Dr. Algirdas Juozapavičius has been the head of the company that makes lasers for research, industry, and medicine, since its inception in 1994. The physicist and a few other like-minded peers founded the business based on their research work developing innovative light technology. The company has been putting Lithuania’s name and the achievements of its researchers on the map. Under Dr. Juozapavičius, Light Conversion has been awarded various business trophies, including two last year.
The company’s new CEO, Dr. Martynas Barkauskas, began his career at Light Conversion in 2009, when he worked as an engineer constructor in the Laser Department. Later, he became head of the Laser Department’s service team and in 2014 became the head of the Sales Department. In 2009, he defended his thesis in the field of physical science titled “Kinetic Spectroscopy of Nonlinear Crystals and Photochromic Switches” and received a doctoral degree of science.
The year 2019 is a time of change at Light Conversion. New appointees to the company’s board include: Dr. Algis Petras Piskarskas, Dr. Romualdas Danielius, Mykolas Juozapavičius, Marc Watremez and Dominykas Vizbaras.
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