January 17--TRUMPF Inc. has appointed Peter Grollmann as the new product manager for laser marking. Grollmann will be responsible for managing the company's line of laser marking products in North America. In this role, Grollmann will oversee the North American sales and marketing of the diode-pumped VectorMark systems.
The following management changes were also announced by the TRUMPF Group in Germany. Jens Bleher is the new managing director of TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH, Ditzingen, Germany. He has been managing director of TRUMPF Laser Marking Systems AG in Switzerland since 2000. Bleher's predecessor as managing director, Martin Benzinger, is now vice president, TRUMPF Group and executive vice president East Asia.
Eckhard Meiners follows Bleher as managing director of TRUMPF Laser Marking Systems AG, Grusch, Switzerland. Meiners' successor as director of international sales, laser systems in the TRUMPF laser technology division will be Klaus Loeffler. Loeffler worked for TRUMPF from 1995 until 2002, most recently as the director of the Laser Technology Center in Detroit, Michigan.