2 November 2023
NUBURU names CFO Brian Knaley as new CEO
NUBURU Inc of Centennial, CO, USA — which was founded in 2015 and develops and manufactures high-power industrial blue lasers — has appointed Brian Knaley as chief executive officer, replacing Dr Mark Zediker, who has left the firm to pursue other opportunities. Knaley has also joined NUBURU’s board of directors.
Knaley, who had served as chief financial officer since February 2022, has over 25 years of experience in finance and operations. Prior to joining NUBURU, he served as the CFO of CEA Industries Inc, a provider of controlled environmental solutions, and as CFO of Proximo Medical LLC, a start-up specializing in the commercialization of medical devices. He also served as senior VP & interim CFO of ViewRay, a global manufacturer of MRI-guided radiation therapy systems. Knaley holds a BA in Accounting from Thomas More College and is a licensed CPA in the State of Ohio.
“NUBURU’s board is focused on transforming the company to support the commercialization of our technology. As such, we are pleased to appoint Brian as the company’s new chief executive officer. He is an accomplished and respected leader with profound expertise in scaling and operating public companies. We are confident he is the right person to lead NUBURU’s next phase of growth,” comments executive chairman Ron Nicol. “I also want to thank Mark for his tireless work in setting the foundation for NUBURU.”