2 August 2023
Coherent appoints Christopher Dorman as executive VP, Lasers Business
Materials, networking and laser technology firm Coherent Corp of Saxonburg, PA, USA says that Dr Christopher Dorman has been named executive VP, Lasers Business. He is responsible for the Lasers Segment across the markets of precision manufacturing, semiconductor & display capital equipment, life sciences, and scientific instruments, driving operational excellence and customer focus.
Picture: Coherent’s Christopher Dorman, appointed as executive VP, Lasers Business.
“Dr Dorman’s 21-year tenure with Coherent and his recognized expertise in laser technology make him the perfect choice to lead multiple businesses within our Lasers Segment,” reckons chair & CEO Dr Vincent D. Mattera Jr. “Dr Dorman established the blueprint for our world-class facilities for laser design and manufacturing in Glasgow, Kaiserslautern and Lübeck, and in his new role he will continue to drive revenue and cash generation for our lasers business.”
Dorman was most recently senior VP & general manager based in Coherent’s facility in Glasgow, Scotland. He joined Coherent in 2002 as a product manager and has held various positions as a general manager and vice president.
Dorman graduated from Oxford University with an MA (Oxon) in Physics and holds a Ph.D. in Lasers and Quantum Physics from Imperial College, London. He is currently chair of the UK Photonics Leadership Group, chair of Photonics Scotland, a visiting professor to the University of Strathclyde, and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics. He was recognized by Queen Elizabeth II with an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for services to photonic and laser technology and exports in the 2019 Birthday Honours list.