Bedford, Mass. – GSI Group Inc. has appointed Dave Clarke to the position of group executive for the company's Laser Products Business Group. He has been serving as the president of GSI's Synrad CO2 laser business since 1998.
GSI is a supplier of laser-based solutions, precision motion controls and other technologies, and semiconductor systems to global industrial, electronics, medical, and semiconductor markets.
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 the company's 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.