Leading laser manufacturer Luxinar has officially opened its USA office near Detroit. The Luxinar Inc team of John Podwojski, Regional General Manager and Dan McArthur, Technical Support Manager welcomed guests to the regional office in Shelby Township, MI, on 22 June.
CMR GmbH Directors Christian Zimmer and Dr Ralf Kogeler, owners of Luxinar, officiated the ceremony and Managing Director Michael Porbadnik, Finance Director Mitch Mead, Global Sales & Marketing Manager Yannick Galais, and Global Aftersales Manager Simon Bateman from the UK were in attendance. Several key USA customers, Chamber of Commerce Director Eve O’Connor and Shelby Supervisor Rick Stathakis also participated in the open house.
Commenting on the event, Michael Porbadnik said: “This is an exciting time for Luxinar. With our expanding installed base and our established regional offices in China, Germany, Italy and South Korea, opening an office in the USA allows us to provide local customer support and local application capabilities to potential and existing customers plus a warehouse of strategic stock of spare parts and exchange parts.”
John Podwojski manages Luxinar’s strategy in the USA including sales, distribution, HR, stock levels and aftersales and Dan McArthur is responsible for tech support, installation, trouble shooting, applications and the repair/alignment centre. Both roles cover the Luxinar laser portfolio for the USA, Canada and Mexico. This includes the OEM and SR series of CO2 laser sources, which are ideal for many industries including automotive, electronics, glass, packaging and textiles, the LXR® series of femtosecond laser sources that enable ultrahigh precision micro- and nanofabrication of various components with high throughput and repeatability, and the MULTISCAN® range of CO2 laser systems for on the fly or stationary marking.
In addition to sales and technical support, the Luxinar USA office is a fully functional operation offering demonstrations of local application capabilities to potential and existing customers, and a warehouse of strategic stock for exchange purposes throughout the USA.