AES Semigas


20 September 2022

Vector Photonics hires operations manager

Vector Photonics Ltd of Glasgow, Scotland, UK says that William ‘Junior’ Coyle has joined it as operations manager, helping to drive commercialization of its all-semiconductor photonic-crystal surface-emitting laser (PCSEL) technology for datacoms and adjacent optics markets.

Coyle has industrial, engineering management experience from his time at medical, semiconductor, optoelectronic and gas sensing manufacturers.

“Junior is a highly experienced and well-respected, engineering manager and team leader,” comments CEO Neil Martin. “He has extensive knowledge of operations, NPI [new product introduction], quality and process engineering. His experience includes many high-tech industries and spans the entire process, from defining project charters through to workstream planning, budgeting, risk analysis, testing and characterization,” he adds. “He has exceptional analytical skills, which he has used for yield improvement, and he is conversant with all current regulations, standards and compliance responsibilities. He will play a critical role in the continued commercialization of our all-semiconductor PCSEL technology.”

Coyle joins Vector Photonics from medical device manufacturer Terumo Aortic, where he led UK site development. Previously, he established a cleanroom environment at SST Sensing, as quality manager, increasing yield in aerospace oxygen sensors. He has also held senior engineering management roles at Intense, Alcatel and National Semiconductor.

Coyle has a Bachelor of Electronics from Paisley University and HNCs in Social Science, Meachatronics and Electronics from James Watt College. His industrial training includes a Green Belt in continuous improvement and lean manufacturing.

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