IPG Photonics Welcomes Kevin Arnold as Regional Sales Manager, Midwest

OXFORD, MA, February 27, 2012 -- IPG Photonics Corporation, the world leader in high-power fiber lasers and amplifiers, has appointed Mr. Kevin Arnold as Regional Sales Manager, Midwest. Kevin, an industry veteran with over 25 years in the industrial laser industry, has vast experience selling industrial lasers and systems to OEM's, integrators and end users most recently with ESAB Welding & Cutting and EWI.

"I am very excited to see Kevin on-board in the Midwest," states Bill Shiner, VP Industrial Markets. "Kevin is a seasoned laser professional who is well known and well-liked in the laser industry. Kevin is a perfect fit for IPG's team and will complement our efforts in the Midwest."

"I am proud to be joining such a forward thinking organization as IPG," states Mr. Arnold, "and believe that our fiber lasers will continue to offer considerable benefits as compared to older laser technologies. Fiber lasers have proven themselves in numerous applications and will continue to grow due to their reliability, high beam quality, high wall-plug efficiency, small footprint and lower total cost of ownership. Fiber lasers have already become the tool of choice for many marking, welding, cutting, drilling and cladding applications and will only increase as more companies become aware of their capabilities."

Kevin can be reached directly at (614) 315-7464 or karnold@ipgphotonics.com. Kevin will also be at IPG's tradeshow booth for the upcoming Laser Additive Manufacturing (LAM) Workshop.

About IPG Photonics Corporation

IPG Photonics Corporation is the world leader in high-power fiber lasers and amplifiers. Founded in 1990, IPG pioneered the development and commercialization of optical fiber-based lasers for use in a wide range of applications such as materials processing, advanced applications, telecommunications and medical applications. Fiber lasers have revolutionized the industry by delivering superior performance, reliability and usability at a lower total cost of ownership compared with conventional lasers, allowing end users to increase productivity and decrease operating costs. IPG has its headquarters in Oxford, Massachusetts, and has additional plants and offices throughout the world. For more information, please visit www.ipgphotonics.com.

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