Cencorp Hires New R&D Director

Oct 07, 2010

Cencorp Corporation strengths its position as a technology leader in laser integration and automation development with the appointment of Henrikki Pantsar as Cencorp’s new Director of Research and Development. Dr. Pantsar will report to the CEO of Cencorp.

Before joining Cencorp Corporation, Dr. Pantsar worked at Fraunhofer USA, Inc. where he was responsible for planning, budgeting, executing and reporting of laser projects. Fraunhofer USA, Inc., is the daughter company of Europe’s largest research institute focused on applied research. Before joining Fraunhofer, Dr. Pantsar worked as a Research Scientist at the Technical Research Center of Finland. Henrikki Pantsar holds a Doctor of Science degree from Lappeenranta University of Technology in Lappeenranta, Finland. The topic of his Doctors thesis was “Models for Laser Transformation Hardening”. He has authored more than 40 international technical papers and has lectured and chaired laser conferences in Europe and the United States. Dr. Pantsar received the Henry Granjon Prize of the International Institute of Welding in 2006.

Dr. Pantsar has over 10 years experience in developing industrial laser materials processing applications. In addition, he has experience in laser technology development, especially in the field of solar cell, advanced battery manufacturing and electronics components production.

”Henrikki Pantsar joining Cencorp significantly strengthens Cencorp’s competitiveness in delivering high-end automated laser solutions and products to meet the needs of our continuously growing customer base. We warmly welcome Henrikki to join in the building of the new Cencorp.” says Hannu Timmerbacka the CEO of Cencorp.

For further information please contact:

Anssi Jansson

Corporate Sales Director

tel. +358 20 774 7470



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