Pennington, N.J. – Feb. 8, 2012 – PD-LD Inc. (“PD-LD or the “Company”), the worldwide leader in Volume-Bragg Grating (VBG®) technology today announced that Bob Struthers has joined the company as Executive Vice President of Business Development. Bob brings to PD-LD over 30 years of experience in Photonics and Semiconductors from EG&G, Sensors Unlimited, Finisar and most recently Goodrich ISR Systems-Princeton where he served as Director of Sales & Marketing.
As part of the executive team, Struthers will play a key role in PD-LD’s aggressive business growth strategy and will be responsible for driving new partner development and new product commercialization to dramatically increase the company’s product portfolio and access to markets worldwide. He will lead the company’s efforts to identify new global business opportunities and provide new partners with customized solutions, while leveraging PD-LD’s position as a leading provider of VBG Stabilized Sources.
“I’m very excited to see the enhancement of our management team,” said PD-LD’s CEO and founder Vladimir Ban.
“It’s rare that you find someone who possesses a deep operational background and also has the vision to see where your business and your industry are headed,” said Uri Abrams, President of PD-LD. “Bob is one of those executives, and I’m very excited to have him join the team. His skill set, combined with his deep understanding of semiconductors, technology and defense spaces will help us accelerate our mission of dominating the world in VBG stabilized laser sources” Abrams continued, “On a personal level, Bob is a great person who brings humility and curiosity, and I’m confident he will fit in well with PD-LD’s culture.”
“I’m proud and thrilled to join the PD-LD team, the pioneer and driving force behind VBG stabilized laser sources,” said Struthers. “I’m looking forward to being part of defining the future of Raman Excitation Sources and VBG Stabilized lasers systems”
PD-LD, Inc., a specialty photonic packaging company, headquartered in Pennington, N.J. is a U.S. manufacturer and assembler of pigtailed and receptacle mounted fiber coupled laser diodes, LED’s, Detectors, high power pulsed lasers and bi-directional devices for the optical communications, test equipment and medical industries. Named one the fasted growing technology companies in N.J., PD-LD has also been very successful in developing a new Volume Bragg Grating® (VBG®) technology, with wide applications in many branches of photonic industries. The company provides custom Volume Bragg Grating® (VBG®) elements, VBG stabilized lasers and sub-systems for a variety of applications, including Raman Spectroscopy, Flow Cytometry, Medical Instrumentation, High Power Lasers and Displays. PD-LD currently licenses the VBG® technology to other companies active in the field. The technology is protected by 20 issued patents, with more pending. For more information, visit http://youtu.be/TiRfxGaF2eA or www.pd-ld.com.