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"ENGINEERED" TO EARN YOUR TRUST

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Whatever your requirements, our team is dedicated to finding a solution for any challenge in the field of lasers that our customers might present.

  • Mr. Joerg Muchametow, CEO and Founder
  • Dr. Thomas Laurent, CTO and Founder
  • Mr. Michael Kneier, VP Sales and Marketing
  • Mr. Christopher Stier, VP Operations
  • Mr. Juergen Ludwig, Quality Management

CEO and Founder

Jörg Muchametow, Dipl. Ing. graduated in Electronics at the Technical University Berlin. During the first years of his career he was involved in developing telecommunication systems. In 1990, Jörg joined Siemens as a development engineer for the development of fiber-optic transceivers. After a fast-track career, Jörg held worldwide profit and loss responsibility  for laser components with revenues in excess of $10 million.
In 2001, he moved to a Munich start-up company as director of their laser fab in Berlin. Together with Thomas Laurent  he founded eagleyard Photonics in 2002,  where he is now CEO.

CTO and Founder

Thomas Laurent, Ph.D. gained his degree at the Humboldt University in Chemistry for research on low-noise laser systems. In 2001, he started his industrial career at a start-up company, where he was responsible for testing and characterization of telecom laser diodes. Together with Joerg Muchametow. he founded eagleyard Photonics in 2002. At eagleyard, Thomas is responsible for technology.

VP Sales and Marketing

Michael Kneier joined eagleyard in April 2006 being responsible for worldwide Sales and Marketing. He brings with him more than  25 years of experience in the optoelectronics industry, 18 years thereof in the sales and marketing playground. That makes him ideally suited to complement the technology competence of eagleyard Photonics with his excellent sales skills and market knowledge.

Prior to that Michael Kneier served as VP Sales & Marketing with u²t Photonics, an expert company in high speed photodetectors.
Between 1990 and 2002, Michael Kneier held various positions within the optical communications business of Siemens and Infineon Technologies, with mainly global responsibility, in such disciplines as development, sales and marketing, or as director of strategic marketing.
He holds a degree in Precision Engineering from the Technical University Berlin, and is owner/co-owner of various photonic patents.

VP Operations

Christopher Stier, Dipl.-Ing., received his degree in 2003. He started his industrial career at eagleyard in 2002. As a development engineer he was involved in implementing the test and measurement infrastructure for eagleyard's high power lasers. In 2007 he accepted responsibility for the new established Butterfly Production Line with profit and loss responsibility. In 2009 Chriss was appointed head of manufacturing. As of April 2010 he was promoted to VP Operations.

Quality Management

Jürgen Ludwig joined eagleyard in May 2011 as the head of the quality management department. Jürgen is a veteran in the optical industry and has more than 30 years of experience in quality management positions. From 1991 to 2005 Jürgen worked with Siemens/Infineon AG in Berlin. In his last position he was responsible for the quality and reliability of fiber optic transceivers. In 2005 he was appointed Head of Quality Management at MergeOptics where he successfully established the quality management system and held responsibility for all quality aspects of fiber optical modules for data rates up to 120 Gb/s. Jürgen received his degree in Electronics in 1976 at the Technical University in Chemnitz.