January 2021: BSG Completes Another Successful Executive Search— General Manager, Photonis
Ulrich Laupper joins Photonis and brings extensive knowledge of the healthcare and medical imaging markets in the US and worldwide, with a unique capability to conceptualize new opportunities, formulate effective marketing strategies, future product road maps, and build and expand the current customer base. He is a results-driven global healthcare technology executive with a career demonstrating visionary leadership, industry expertise, and distinguished performance in building new markets, establishing a North-American Subsidiary for a European Healthcare Technology Company, setting up direct sales, marketing and service teams, global distribution networks, OEM partnerships and identifying unique market opportunities.
Ulrich’s recent experience includes serving as President of a global healthcare technology advisory business and 7 years with AGFA North America as Vice President of Marketing and Managing Director of the Digital Radiography Business Unit.
Ulrich holds a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Business Administration College in Lucerne, Switzerland.
Photonis is a high-tech organization experienced in innovating, developing, manufacturing, and selling photo sensor technologies. They are a global manufacturer of electro-optic components used in the detection and amplification of ions, electrons and photons. The organization is focused on mission critical components aimed at highly demanding customers. They innovate and engineer quality components for integration into a variety of applications such as night vision optics, digital cameras, mass spectrometry, physics research, space exploration and many others.
Their facilities are localized around the world. The have 5 facilities in total, with their headquarters located in Merignac (France), and four production facilities located in Brive-la-Gaillarde (France), Roden (The Netherlands), Sturbridge, MA (United States of America) and Lancaster, PA (United States of America). In these facilities their operators work daily on supplying customers with a wide range of high performance products, each supported by departments such as Research & Development (R&D), Engineering and Program Management.
Photonis designs and manufactures in their facilities across the globe and works with customers to continually improve and innovate their products. They are the most widely deployed night vision tube globally, lead the mass spectrometer detector market, and have products installed in most space telescopes and high energy physics experiments in laboratories around the world.
The company is proud to remain innovation leaders in established and new markets, while still providing customers with superior levels of products, quality and service. Photonis is active in the following markets:
- Analytical Instrumentation
- Nuclear Instrumentation
- Security and Surveillance
- Space and Physics
Their four production sites around the world are ISO certified and have adopted process-oriented Quality Management Systems. To build upon that foundation, they are investing in improvement programs like Lean Manufacturing, Lean Office, 6 Sigma, QRM, Planning Control, etc. to improve control, throughput times and flexibility.
The company opened their Brive-la-Gaillarde facility in 1937, which is recognized as the beginning of Photonis as it stands today.
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