As of January 1, 2023, Peter Kratky, previously CSO, will become the new CEO of Trotec Laser, with Andreas Penz taking over as CEO of the new Laser Sources Group.
Peter Kratky will take the helm as CEO of Trotec Laser from 1st January 2023. “As CSO of Trotec Laser, Peter Kratky has worked successfully with Andreas Penz over the past three years and has acquired excellent knowledge of the market during this time. He is highly qualified for this new role and I’m convinced that this organisational realignment will optimally prepare the TroGroup for the future and future growth,” says Norbert Schrüfer, CEO of Trogroup.
The TroGroup is setting the organisational course for further growth. In addition to the two successful companies Trodat (stamps) and Trotec (lasers), a separate business unit for laser sources is being established with the Laser Sources Group.
“We want to develop into a global player in the field of laser sources and see the potential for profitable growth in this segment. I’m pleased that Andreas Penz will contribute his extensive expertise in the field of laser technologies, laser applications, and laser business to the group of companies as the future CEO of the Laser Sources Group. Over the past 25 years, he has built Trotec Laser from scratch and led us to a turnover of 160 million euros. I’d like to thank him and the entire Trotec Laser team for their successful work,” states Norbert Schrüfer.
The Laser Sources Group with the companies Iradion and InnoLas Photonics will be separated from Trotec Laser in organisational terms and act independently on the market as a strong third pillar of the TroGroup from 1st January 2023. The new division will further expand the business with laser sources for industrial customers. In addition, the sister company Trotec Laser will be supplied with competitive products to ensure the further growth of the laser business.
Until the COO position is filled, Norbert Schrüfer will be part of the management of Trotec Laser on an interim basis in addition to his role as CEO of the TroGroup.