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Crystalline Mirror Solutions GmbH has named Jörg Nowack as its new CEO

Vienna/Klosterneuburg. Jörg Nowack joins CMS as the CEO of Crystalline Mirror Solutions GmbH in Vienna, Austria, bringing long-standing experience in business development and strategic corporate leadership. Jörg previously held positions at TT Electronics, as VP of Strategy, and before that was the Head of Business Development at Hitachi Europe, both in London.

With his strong international background, Jörg will focus on scaling business activities in Europe and Asia. “The market potential of our unrivaled Semiconductor Supermirrors for various industrial and academic sectors is quite promising. In the years ahead, we plan to exploit this potential by scaling-up orders from key industrial customers. After our successful market entry five years ago, the time is ripe for CMS to sell our products and customized services into lucrative high-volume application areas. We are confident that our technology will help our customers realize a significant competitive advantage,” says Jörg. A key focus of this effort will be to build-up volume production capabilities in Austria and enhance R&D and small-scale production capabilities in Santa Barbara, California.

With the addition of Jörg to the management team, CMS benefits from both his professional expertise as well as his entrepreneurial experience. His academic background and extensive corporate experience in photonics and semiconductor technology is an ideal fit for CMS. Moreover, he has developed an in-depth understanding of international markets while building a global network. “I am very much looking forward to having Jörg on board in Vienna and am excited at the prospects of ramping  up our business activities in Europe and Asia,” says Garrett Cole, co-founder and CEO of Crystalline Mirror Solutions LLC, who, together with Jörg, will jointly manage the CMS Group.

Jörg graduated with a degree in Physics from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany and in Micro- and Optoelectronics Engineering from the Grenoble National Polytechnical Institute in France. After starting his career in R&D at Philips and completing an MBA at the Vlerick Leuven-Gent Management School in Belgium (with an exchange program at the University of California, Irvine in the USA), he subsequently held positions at McKinsey & Company as a management consultant, at Hitachi as Head of Group Business Development Europe, and at TT Electronics as VP Strategy. His functional expertise and experience, developed over his 20-year long career with a strong focus on industrial technology driven businesses, include international business development, new venture creation, innovation management, strategic planning, and market intelligence.