26 September 2023
NUBURU extends independent chairman’s role to executive chairman
NUBURU Inc of Centennial, CO, USA — which was founded in 2015 and develops and manufactures high-power industrial blue lasers — says that its board of directors has appointed Ron Nicol as executive chairman. After joining the firm as a director in 2020, Nicol has been the independent chairman of the board since earlier this year. In his newly extended role, he will prioritize scaling commercial efforts as well as executive administrative functions.
Nicol’s executive experience spans over 40 years and is paired with a background in physics and the Nuclear Navy. He has been a senior advisor to Boston Consulting Group since 2016 where, prior to that, he was a longtime senior partner and managing director leading the Technology, Media & Telecommunications practice.
NUBURU’s CEO & co-founder Dr Mark Zediker will focus on scaling production capacity to meet existing as well as expected customer demand. In addition, he will continue to lead NUBURU’s technology and development efforts centered around the introduction of multi-kilowatt and single-mode blue laser systems, as well as identify strategic and opportunistic projects in the defense and government markets.
“Scaling NUBURU’s commercial efforts is critical for the company’s growth strategy as a public company,” comments Nicol.
“Having Ron in an active management position will allow us to double down on our efforts to scale the business,” says Zediker. “Our commercial success goes hand-in-hand with production and delivery of cutting-edge technology.”