Trevor Ness has been promoted to senior VP, worldwide sales and marketing, and will continue to supervise the Asian operations. Also, David Gray was appointed VP, strategic development & systems solutions, and Yuri Erokhin was appointed VP, strategic marketing.
"We are strengthening our management team with three experienced professionals who have demonstrated their expertise and success in helping to expand business opportunities and grow sales," said Dr. Valentin Gapontsev, IPG Photonics' CEO. "Trevor Ness has been successful at IPG in establishing strong relationships with OEMs in Asia, as well as improving service and the effectiveness of the sales force there.
"David Gray has a proven track record of driving rapid growth through organic product development, strategic acquisitions and operational execution," Gapontseve added. "Yuri Erokhin has a strong scientific background that he has applied to the development of sophisticated marketing strategies to identify and secure new business opportunities. We look forward to their combined contributions as we enhance our product portfolio, enter new applications and geographies, and generate profitable long-term growth."
Trevor Ness joined IPG in January 2011 as VP, Asian operations, and successfully managed double-digit growth in China, Japan, and Korea. Prior to 2011, he served as director of GSI Precision Technologies China at GSI Group, where he was responsible for all business activity in China, including manufacturing, sales, service, and market development.
David Gray joins IPG from GT Advanced Technologies, where he served in multiple roles, most recently as its chief strategy & new business officer.
Yuri Erokhin joins IPG from Applied Materials/Varian Semiconductor Equipment, which he joined in 2003 and where he served as senior director, strategic marketing, since 2006.