InnoLas Solutions GmbH, a leading German laser equipment company for micro material processing and laser engineering, has appointed Antonio Schmidt as its Vice President of Business Development.

Schmidt comes to InnoLas from German CIGS thin-film equipment maker Manz, where he was Vice President Sales & Marketing with responsibilities for worldwide sales activities, including batteries, displays and electronics. Prior to that, he held different positions in the optical disc equipment industry. Schmidt has worked for over 20 years in the high tech equipment industry, establishing worldwide sales and services for new industries and emerging markets.

“I couldn’t be happier to welcome such an experienced professional,” said Richard Grundmüller, founder of InnoLas Solutions. “Antonio´s profound knowledge of the industry in both sales and marketing is a valuable asset that will help us to expand our business into world leading tech accounts from the automotive, electronics and semiconductor industries in the next future. He will transform our new applications into processes and products that optimally benefit our customer’s needs. Schmidt said : “I look forward to expanding InnoLas Solutions’ business globally and leveraging our relationships with the top-tier companies of our area.”

Based in Krailing, Bavaria, InnoLas Solutions produces tailor-made laser systems for micro material processing, particularly for the semiconductors, electronics and photovoltaic industry. The German company designs and manufactures machinery solutions for stand-alone systems or inline integration. In the PV field, InnoLas products are used for high-quality laser applications, such as PERC cell processing (see New InnoLas Laser for Q Cells).