“Optics Forerunner” Prof. Jyrki Saarinen to join LUXeXceL’s Supervisory Board

LUXeXceL Group, the Inventor of Printoptical® Technology and service provider for 3D printed lenses and optical components, announced today the appointment of Prof. Jyrki Saarinen as a Member of the Supervisory Board of the LUXeXceL Group.

Professor Jyrki Saarinen of the University of Eastern Finland is the founder of Heptagon Advanced Micro Optics and executive director of the European Optical Society. Through founding Heptagon – today the market leader in wafer-level fabricated micro optics – professor Saarinen proved to be able to recognize and establish a business for winning technologies. Prof. Jyrki Saarinen is very enthusiastic about LUXeXceL’s digital Additive Manufacturing process and stated: “I believe that the unique LUXeXceL technology provides the optics and photonics industries virtually unlimited opportunities. The process allows designers to think out of the box whilst developing new optical components and functions for our future generation of products. I am proud to join the highly skilled team at LUXeXceL and am looking forward to support them with my experience”.

LUXeXceL’s President and Founder Richard van de Vrie, is very excited that Prof. Saarinen will join the supervisory board: “The addition of Prof. Jyrki Saarinen states that the digitization of optics manufacturing has started. I am convinced that the expertise and experience of such a recognized scientist will become instrumental in the fast, ongoing development of LUXeXceL.”

Eddy De Herdt, Chairman of LUXeXceL’s Supervisory Board concluded: “With Jyrki on board we are strengthening our team with a highly recognized entrepreneurial optics scientist. Unanimously the team is looking forward to work with him!”