Our Americas team – give us a call

Got a question? Need a quote? We are here to help! Get in touch with one of our sales managers in the Americas below.

Karen Scammell

VP OEM Sales

Karen has significant experience leading sales teams globally to drive design wins, revenue growth, and deliver long-term delighted customers. Karen has worked in plastics, analytical instrumentation, laser micromachining for life science and semiconductor markets. Karen has a BS in Plastics Engineering and an MBA from Northeastern University.


Languages spoken: English

Phone icon Phone icon Phone: +1 978 761 7528

Sascha Häuser

VP Sales

With us since 2007, Sascha has more than 20 years of experience in the laser industry where he worked with solid-state lasers, disc lasers, CPAs, OPOs, frequency conversion, fiber lasers, and supercontinuum. In addition to his technical background, Sascha holds a diploma in Business Administration from FOM Essen.


Languages spoken: German and English


Phone icon Phone icon Phone: +49 221 99511 611

Chris Meyers

Director of Sales – Americas. Sales Eastern US and Canada.

With NKT Photonics since 2016, Chris has many years’ Scientific Research Sales and Sales Management experience. Chris is customer-focused and has extensive knowledge of Spectroscopy and Bio-Imaging applications.


Languages spoken: English

Phone icon Phone icon Phone: +1 609 577 7442

Dafydd Thomas

Senior Director OEM Sales

Dafydd has been in the laser industry for more than 30 years. During his career, Dafydd has been responsible for the sales of lasers, micromachining systems, and contract manufacturing services. Dafydd has significant experience in the fields of semiconductor and medical devices and holds a B.Sc. in Applied Physics from Portsmouth University.


Languages spoken: English and Welsh

Phone icon Phone icon Phone: +1 408 598 5541

Martin Laging

Senior Sales Manager, Koheras OEM

Martin joined NKT Photonics in 2018. He has been working in the photonics industry sales since 2004 and served OEM and key accounts in the fiber laser market. Martin received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Göttingen in 2001.


Languages spoken: German, English, and Spanish

Phone icon Phone icon Phone: +49 221 99511 614

Carlo Alonzo

Senior Sales Manager

Carlo joined us with over 15 years of experience in optics and microscopy. He is excited to share his knowledge and expertise as he helps you find innovative solutions to support your research in medicine and life sciences. Carlo has a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of the Philippines and received postdoctoral training at the Technical University of Denmark and Harvard Medical School.


Languages Spoken: English and Filipino (Tagalog)

Phone icon Phone icon Phone: +1 339 227 7775

Lincoln Connor

Senior Sales Manager, Quantum

Lincoln has a decade of experience with laser applications. His background is in optics and includes cold atoms, defect centers, and material processing. Get in touch with Lincoln to exchange ideas for your quantum research. Lincoln earned his M.S. in Physics from University of Oregon.


Languages Spoken: English

Phone icon Phone icon Phone: +1 303 817 8799

Andrew Hill

Senior Sales Manager, Western US

Andrew has a strong background in ultrafast spectroscopy and optical system design. He earned his Ph.D. in Materials Science from Montana State University, where he studied solution-processed hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites and quantum-confined systems, incl. silicon nanowires and ZnTe nanostructures. He worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Washington, developing nonlinear microscopy techniques for application to biological systems.


Languages spoken: English

Phone icon Phone icon Phone: +1 206 556 0506

Corban Murphey

Sales Manager, Central US

Corban joined us after completing his Ph.D. in Materials Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he studied the plasmonic and photonic properties of complex silicon nanowires. He has a background in nanomaterial synthesis and optical characterization and is excited to work with you to advance your research in materials science.


Languages spoken: English

Phone icon Phone icon Phone: +1 919 619 1403

Ed McCartin

Senior Sales Manager, Aerospace & Defense

Ed is a Senior Sales & Business Development Manager. With a background at Thorlabs TQE, JK Lasers, and EM4 Inc., he excels in sales strategy and deal negotiation. Ed’s proven track record extends to North American and European markets, where he supports Tier 1 Defense Contractors, Government Agencies, National Laboratories, Armed Services Laboratories (Navy, Army, Air Force), and NASA.


Languages spoken: English

Phone icon Phone icon Phone: +1 781 879 2418