Jenoptik Announces the Appointment of Robin Swain as Sr. Director of the Silicon Valley Application Center

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Jenoptik Announces the Appointment of Robin Swain as Sr. Director of the Silicon Valley Application Center


Industry expert Robin Swain joins the North American management team of Jenoptik.

03 October 2018, Jupiter, FL USA — Jenoptik, an industry leader in high performance optical systems and healthcare & industry solutions, announces the appointment of Robin Swain as Sr. Director of the Silicon Valley Application Center effective immediately.

In Mr. Swain’s new role, he will be responsible for developing and executing new business strategies to accelerate Jenoptik’s growth as well as head up the Applications Center in Fremont, California, which serves our West Coast customers’ unique engineering, and product development needs.

“Robin’s proven leadership abilities and enviable track record of successfully implementing large scale programs and developing engineering solutions for customers will help Jenoptik meet the evolving demands of the global marketplace,” said Jay Kumler, President of Jenoptik Optical Systems, LLC.

Swain has a BSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, and an MBA in Technology Management. He has more than 29 years of experience in the photonics industry.  Most recently, Swain served as General Manager of Integrated Solutions Business Unit at MKS Instruments and previously Senior Director of Engineering, Vice President of Engineering at Technical Solutions Group (now part of BAE Systems) and other roles at Newport (now part of MKS), Western Digital Corporation (now part of Hitachi) and Phase Metrics Corporation (now part of KLA-Tencor).


About Jenoptik

As a global technology group, Jenoptik divides its activities in three segments: Optics & Life Science, Mobility and Defense & Civil Systems. Its customers around the world mainly include companies in the semiconductor equipment manufacturing industry, automotive and automotive supplier industry, medical technology, security and defense technology as well as the aviation industry.


In regards Optical Systems, Jenoptik is one of the few development and production partners worldwide for optical and micro optical systems and precision components designed to meet the highest quality standards. Jenoptik offers solutions for optical glass, fused silica and crystals, infrared materials as well as plastic that can be coated in wavelengths from far infrared to DUV. Jenoptik also possesses outstanding expertise in the development and manufacture of micro optics for beam shaping used in the semiconductor industry and laser material processing. The product portfolio of the division also includes solutions for optical information and communication technologies, as well as defense and security.



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