Manchester, N.H. – Jeffrey Sercel, founder, chairman and CEO of JP Sercel Associates Inc. (JPSA), was selected as the 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year by the New Hampshire High Technology Council (NHHTC). The announcement came during the 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) Awards Dinner held on May 9.
Sercel was recognized for his work with JPSA, which he founded in 1994. Based out of Manchester, the company grew from 60 to 120 employees between 2009 and 2010. JPSA is a leading supplier of industrial grade UV excimer, DPSS, and ultrafast laser micromachining systems and services to customers worldwide. Applications include LED, solar, semiconductor, research, and biomedical markets to name a few. JPSA’s novel laser systems operate at wavelengths from 157nm to 1064nm and are essential to a growing set of today’s industrial micromachining
Sercel is one of only two 2-time winners of the EOY award, having been recognized as the 1994 Entrepreneur of the Year in connection with his work for Resonetics Inc.