20 November 2020
Industrial blue laser firm NUBURU appoints CEO and CFO
NUBURU Inc of Centennial, CO, USA, which specializes in high-power, high-brightness industrial blue lasers, has announced the executive appointments of Dr Guy Gilliland as chief executive officer and Chris Baldwin as chief financial officer.
Gilliland has over 20 years of management experience from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he led the firm’s global and North American technology practices and advised several of the world’s largest telecoms, technology, electronics and photonics companies. Gilliland has a background in laser physics and served as a postdoctoral fellow at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and a faculty member at Arizona State University and Emory University.
Picture: Guy Gilliland Ph.D., NUBURU’s new CEO.
“NUBURU’s blue light laser technology is poised to transform the production of high-volume electronics, EVs and batteries, while also accelerating the world of metal 3D printing,” says Gilliland. Founded in 2015, NUBURU’s standard AO laser and extreme-brightness AI laser are each said to enable gains in speed and quality for metal machining and processing. “Our powerful technology platform advances what is possible in high-volume materials processing and delivers vital productivity and resolution improvements to metal additive manufacturing,” he adds.
Baldwin has nearly 30 years of financial management experience across the photonic, telecom and medical device industries. He was most recently CFO at Axsun Industries, a developer and supplier of MEMS-based photonic engines for medical imaging and industrial spectroscopy, and helped to manage the firm’s sale to Excelitas Technologies in 2019.
Picture: NUBURU’s new CFO Chris Baldwin.
“Guy Gilliland and Chris Baldwin bring a combined 50 years of global technology experience and have each served as senior leaders in high profile companies within each of their core industries,” comments NUBURU’s founder & board chairman Mark Zediker Ph.D. “Their appointments will set NUBURU up for continued growth and innovation as we look to increase adoption of our technology across key markets.”