Florian joined Exner Process Equipment GmbH in July 2022 as Director of R&D and Technology. He is a member of the extended executive board and the management team.
He is an optical sensor & systems expert with over 25 years of successful hands-on experience in the international photonics R&D environment. Prior to joining Exner Process Equipment GmbH, Florian has held leading management positions in R&D, technology and product development. He has worked in corporate, SME, and university & government-based research and has strong experience in different industries such as Space, Oil&Gas and Telecommunications. Florian has lived and worked abroad in three continents and has an extensive international background in U.S., U.K., European, Australian and Swiss industries. He has strong business acumen with a focus on strategy & customer centric product and co-development.
Florian received a Dipl.-Ing. degree in Applied Laser Technology from the University of Applied Sciences, Emden, Germany and a Ph.D. in Physics from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. He was awarded two postdoctoral fellowships from NASA and the Australian Research Council (via IPAS), and is a member of Optica (formerly OSA).