Don Riddell joins NKT Photonics as Chief Operating Officer (COO)

NKT Photonics has appointed Don Riddell as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Don will take up the responsibility of managing our three manufacturing sites in Denmark, the UK and Germany.

Don comes to us from Trumpf-owned SPI Lasers, where he was the COO. He has extensive experience in laser manufacturing, automation and supply chain management and has previously worked for Agilent, Bookham and Marconi Optical Components. Don holds a Master’s Degree in Opto-electronics from the University of Strathclyde.

Basil Garabet, President and CEO of NKT Photonics on the decision: “We are growing at a fast pace and the rampup of production is an important focus area for both us and our OEM customers. We are delighted to be able to add the vast experience and laser manufacturing expertise that Don brings to our team ensuring our success.”

Don will be with NKT Photonics from September 1 and will relocate to our headquarters in Denmark.