MKS appoints Thorsten Frauenpreiss as Vice President
05.05.2021 - Experienced manager and laser expert to lead MKS Photonics brands in Europe
MKS Instruments has appointed Thorsten Frauenpreiss as the new Vice President Sales & Service for the Light and Motion division in Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA). In his new role, he will be responsible for all sales and service activities throughout the region, supporting the Newport, Ophir, and Spectra-Physics brands. Additionally, he will serve as Managing Director of the two MKS legal entities based in Darmstadt, Germany.
Frauenpreiss joins MKS with more than 25 years of expertise in laser technology, strategy, operations and sales. He spent 20 years at Rofin-Sinar in various roles, including Vice President of the Macro group, responsible for strategy, technology, operation, sales and service of high-power laser sources and systems. In addition, he served as the Managing Director of Hamburg-based Rofin-Sinar Laser GmbH. Most recently, Thorsten Frauenpreiss was Managing Director at XLase GmbH, Hamburg.
“Thorsten Frauenpreiss provides a perfect blend of laser and photonics experience and knows what it takes to deliver customer success,” says Jeff Parker, Senior Vice President Global Light and Motion Sales & Service at MKS. “His strong background in global high-tech sales and business leadership, together with his broad market overview, is a perfect fit when it comes to driving market share and developing new growth opportunities in the region.”
“I am honored to join the MKS team to further accelerate the growth of the Light and Motion division. The Newport, Ophir, and Spectra-Physics brands are leaders in the photonics industry and enable MKS to be the only company worldwide to offer the “Surround the Workpiece” full-service offering. I am excited about the challenges of leading the local teams as Managing Director and leveraging sales and marketing activities in the whole EMEIA region,” explains Frauenpreiss.
Frauenpreiss has served on multiple advisory boards for global technology companies and institutions and presided as director of several boards for Rofin-Baasel for more than five years. He holds a diploma in mechanical engineering, with focus on production technology, from Leibniz University of Hanover, Germany. (Source: MKS)