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Dr Markus Ehbrecht is new Sales/Marketing and Development Director at LINOS Photonics

(PresseBox) (Göttingen, ) The board of LINOS AG appointed Dr Markus Ehbrecht to be Managing Director Sales/Marketing and Development of LINOS Photonics GmbH & Co. KG (LPKG). The 42-year-old will be coordinating all of LINOS' activities in these areas throughout Germany in future.

Dr Ehbrecht has been at LINOS since 2006. He started as head of the Photonic Industries business unit and was appointed to run the Industrial Manufacturing business division in January 2007. He was also interim manager of the Göttingen location from August to October 2006. Before he joined LINOS, Dr Ehbrecht spent eight years with the Agfa Group, where he was a project manager with responsibility for such developments as the "Digital Minilab d-lab.1". In 2004, this product won the TIPA (Technical Image Press Association) Award presented by the European photographic trade press. Ehbrecht studied physics in Göttingen and obtained his doctorate at the Max Planck Institute for Flow Research.

"We are delighted to have been able to add an extremely capable sales/marketing and development expert to our corporate management team by appointing Dr Ehbrecht", said Volker Brockmeyer, CEO of LINOS AG and Qioptiq Group Vice President. "I am convinced that LINOS' market position will be strengthened even more under his management and am looking forward to co-operating with him in running our company."

Dr Ehbrecht is taking over assignments from Volker Brockmeyer, who continues to be responsible for strategic company development, the supply net operations and the sales subsidiaries in the LINOS Photonics corporate management. Hubertus Dornieden is in charge of the finance and administration department, while Dr Robert Vollmers is head of operations.Dr Mario Ledig co-ordinates central sales/marketing issues in liaison with the Qioptiq Group.


LINOS AG is a manufacturer of sophisticated optical systems that operates all over the world. In line with the corporate principle "Photonics for Innovation", LINOS is a development partner and supplier for customers in such growth markets as lasers, optical metrology, medicine, biotechnology and semiconductors. The company is listed in the General Standard index at Frankfurt Stock Exchange and joined the Qioptiq Group, which is an international leader in the design and production of high-precision optical components and modules for military and commercial applications, in June 2007. LINOS has about 750 highly qualified staff, mainly at the locations in Göttingen, Munich and Regen, and generated revenue of EUR 89 million in 2008. www.linos.de.

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