IPG Photonics Founder and CEO Valentin P. Gapontsev Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year(R) 2006 Award Winner in New England.OXFORD, Mass. -- Fiber Laser Company Leader Selected in Industrial Products & Services Category
IPG Photonics IPG Photonics is the leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance fiber lasers and amplifiers. It was founded in 1990 and has currently produced more than 20,000 laser systems. IPG is a global company with manufacturing facilities in the U.S. Corporation today announced that Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Valentin P. Gapontsev, Ph.D has won Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Industrial Products and Services category in New England New England, name applied to the region comprising six states of the NE United States—Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The region is thought to have been so named by Capt. . Dr. Gapontsev was selected by an independent panel of judges Panel of Judges is an indie pop band from Melbourne, Australia. Members
In 1990, Dr. Gapontsev founded IPG IPG Implantable pulse generator, see there where he pioneered the development of a proprietary all-fiber technology platform for fiber lasers and amplifiers and commercialized numerous different kinds of advanced products. Dr. Gapontsev holds a Ph.D. degree in Physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology MIPT is famous in the countries of the former Soviet Union, but is less known abroad. This is largely due to the specifics of the MIPT educational process (see "Phystech System" below). and received an honorary doctorate of science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester Polytechnic Institute - (WPI) A well-regarded, small engineering college.
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The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards program "celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and continues to honor entrepreneurs and their companies," said Bryan Pearce, Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year program director for New England. Regional winners are selected from 26 territories throughout the United States.
About IPG Photonics
IPG Photonics is a leading designer, manufacturer and seller of advanced fiber lasers and amplifiers and diode lasers that enable a growing number of applications in the materials processing, telecom, medical, aerospace, research and scientific markets. Founded in 1990, IPG has been a pioneer in cladding-pumped optical fiber devices, a technology that provides superior performance, reliability and ease-of-use over conventional lasers and mechanical production methods, allowing end-users to increase productivity and lower operating costs. Headquartered in Oxford, Massachusetts, IPG has plants in Germany, Russia and Italy, and regional offices in Japan, Korea, India and Britain. www.ipgphotonics.com.
About the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards
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