IPG Photonics Corp.

IPG Photonics Corp.

IPG Photonics Corp.

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Industrial Machinery & Manufacturing
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Electrical Products
Computer Software

Company Description

IPG Photonics Corp. engages in the design, development, production and distribution of fiber lasers, laser systems, fiber amplifiers, and related optical components. Its products include lasers, beam delivery, medical, telecom equipment, product finder and components such as pump diodes, chillers, and mid-IR crystals. The company was founded by Valentin P. Gapontsev and Igor Samartsev in 1990 and is headquartered in Oxford, MA.

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Executives & Employees

Director, Chief Executive & Operating Officer

Chief Financial Officer

General Counsel, Secretary & Senior Vice President

Chief Technology Officer

Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer & Corporate Controller

Senior Vice President, World Wide Sales & Marketing

Senior Vice President, US Operations

Senior Vice President, Components

Vice President, Telecommunications Products

Board of Directors

Founder at IPG Photonics Corp.

Chief Financial Officer at CloudFlare, Inc.

Former Managing Director at TA Associates Management, L.P.

Director, Chief Executive & Operating Officer at IPG Photonics Corp.

Former Chief Operating Officer at JDS Uniphase Corp.

Former Chief Financial Officer at E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.

Non-Executive Director & Chairman of the Board's Nominating & Compensation Committee at NXP Semiconductors NV

Chief Executive Officer & Director at Ultratech, Inc.

Member, Board of Directors at IPG Photonics Corp.

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Ardevora is an active, fundamental-based manager of Global and UK Equity portfolios which aims to invest in well managed, low risk businesses. Through their cognitive psychology-based investment process they observe the behavior of company management, analysts and investors in equity markets and attempt to exploit the biases which result from their behavior. The firm believes that company management are prone to excessive risk taking and utilizes the company balance sheet and the cash flow statement as a starting point to exclude any stocks where management behavior looks excessively risky. They think that investors are prone to over-reaction and seek to identify stocks with unusually high levels of anxiety attached to them, which they feel gives their portfolios a value element.

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Foord Asset Management is an active, high conviction manager which aims to protect investor capital across all market cycles. Their investment team collectively conducts a monthly macroeconomic review to evaluate and forecast key global and local macroeconomic variables. The firm regularly reviews their investment strategy, evaluating the long-term outlook and possible scenarios determined by the macroeconomic review process. Based on the results, they determine portfolio asset allocation and sector allocation to diversify. Foord Asset Management regularly conducts company research which they summarize in a relative ranking table to identify preferred investments. Portfolio managers use the results of the investment process to construct and continuously evaluate portfolios, which are independent of specific benchmark indexes and appropriately diversified to reduce risk. Foord is committed to the Black Economic Empowerment process and acts to promote empowerment across a wide range of activities.

Recent Transactions
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IPG Photonics Corp. purchases Padtec SA /Submarine Systems Division from Padtec SA

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IPG Photonics Corp. purchases Genesis Systems Group LLC

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IPG Photonics Corp. purchases Laser Depth Dynamics, Inc. from PARTEQ Innovations

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Scientific & Technical Association IRE-Polus LLC engages in the manufacturing of industrial fiber lasers. Its products are designed for cutting, welding, heat treatment depositing, microprocessing and engraving, and applicable in materials processing, telecommunications, medicine and other industries. The company was founded in December 1991 by Valentin Gapontsev and is headquartered in Fryazino, Russia.

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Gooch & Housego Plc engages in the manufacture of optoelectronic components, materials and systems, and specialist instrumentation and life sciences devices. It also manufactures acousto-optic, electro-optic devices, precision optical components, fiber optic components, crystals, and systems. It operates through the following segments: Aerospace and Defence, Life Sciences, Industrial, and Corporate. The company was founded by Archibald William Charles Gooch and Leslie Housego in 1948 and is headquartered in Ilminster, the United Kingdom.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #11
Forbes Magazine - 50 Best Small Companies 2012
Sponsored by Forbes Media LLC
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