Clarke Named Group Executive for GSI’s Laser Products Business Group

BEDFORD, Mass., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — GSI Group Inc., a global leader and supplier of laser-based solutions, precision motion controls and other technologies, and semiconductor systems to global industrial, electronics, medical, and semiconductor markets has announced the appointment of Dave Clarke to the position of Group Executive for the Company’s Laser Products Business Group.   He has been serving as the President of the Company’s Synrad CO2 laser business since 1998.

In his new role, Clarke will have overall responsibility for the consolidated business results for the Laser Products Group with a charter to accelerate growth, innovation and productivity across the business and for our customers.

From 1994 to 1998, Clarke held positions as Synrad’s International Sales Manager, VP of Marketing and Director of R&D.  Prior to joining Synrad, from 1984 to 1994, he worked for Optilas Ltd. and Laser Lines Ltd., both distributors of high technology equipment.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in Applied Physics from Brunel University in the UK, where he also undertook internships at Philips Research Labs, the UK Atomic Energy Authority, and Ministry of Defense.

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