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Mark Gitin To Lead MKS Instruments Photonics Business

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Previous VP and general manger of Coherent to bring over 25 years of experience in the optics and laser industry

MKS Instruments has announced that Mark Gitin has joined the company as VP and general manager, Photonics Business Unit.

Gitin brings to the company over 25 years of experience in the optics and laser industry. He was most recently VP and general manager of Coherent's Diode Laser, Fibre and Systems Group and had 20 years of experience with that company, including executive roles in strategic marketing and business development.

Gitin received his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of California at Davis and earned his Ph D. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, where he focused on ultrafast lasers. He also holds several patents encompassing technological advances in solid-state lasers, semiconductor lasers, and laser material processing.

"Mark is an outstanding addition to the MKS Light & Motion Division leadership team. As we continue to offer best in class solutions based upon our industry leading brands of Newport, Spectra-Physics, and Ophir, we expect Mark's in depth knowledge and expertise to help us accelerate our growth as we demonstrate the value of our extensive product offerings to our customers," said Dennis Werth, senior VP and general manager, Light & Motion Division.

"I am pleased to have Mark join the MKS leadership team," said John T.C. Lee, senior VP and COO. "The photonics market has been a core segment for MKS and Mark brings a history of success that will help drive further growth as we solve our customers"˜ most critical challenges."


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