15 March 2023
NUBURU appoints laser industry veteran as chief marketing & sales officer
High-power industrial blue laser technology firm NUBURU Inc of Centennial, CO, USA has appointed Dr Matthew Philpott as chief marketing & sales officer. He will lead the team to further develop NUBURU’s product roadmap and to accelerate market penetration across all segments.
Founded in 2015, NUBURU is a developer and manufacturer of industrial blue lasers that leverage their high-brightness, high-power design to produce fast, high-quality laser materials processing, including laser welding and additive manufacturing of copper, gold, aluminium and other industrially important metals. The firm’s industrial blue lasers are claimed to produce defect-free welds up to eight times faster than the traditional approaches — all with the flexibility inherent to laser processing.
Philpott brings “a proven track record of globally coordinated, exponential growth and a vision for customer success which addresses the full customer experience from process development to mass production,” says CEO & co-founder Dr Mark Zediker. “Matthew will help drive our ambitious growth plans and accelerate NUBURU’s commercial efforts,” he adds.
“NUBURU’s technology is critically important today as mass production inherently demands zero rework, and a stable process window which can easily be adopted to unpredicted production challenges,” comments Philpott. “Customers demand parts-per-million yields, not simply a best effort,” he adds. “As NUBURU’s blue lasers offer precision, speed, near-defect-free and a multi-emitter redundancy that is unmatched by current state-of-the-art solutions, the timing is perfect.”
Philpott brings over 20 years of laser industry experience from Coherent Corp, where he was most recently director of global business development. He led a multi-national electric vehicle welding team, taking Coherent from a new entrant to being a globally recognized top supplier for battery and EV production. Philpott holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Furman University and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Washington.