JUPITER, FL — Jenoptik appointed Robin Swain as senior director of the Silicon Valley Application Center effective immediately.

In Swain’s new role, he will be responsible for developing and executing new business strategies to accelerate Jenoptik’s growth as well as head up the Applications Center in Fremont, CA, which serves its West Coast customers’ engineering, and product development needs.

“Robin’s proven leadership abilities and enviable track record of successfully implementing large scale programs and developing engineering solutions for customers will help Jenoptik meet the evolving demands of the global marketplace,” said Jay Kumler, president of Jenoptik Optical Systems.

Swain has a B.S. in electrical and electronic engineering, a PhD in mechanical engineering, and an MBA in technology management. He has more than 29 years of experience in the photonics industry. Most recently, Swain served as general manager of the integrated solutions business unit at MKS Instruments and was previously senior director of engineering, vice president of engineering at Technical Solutions Group (now part of BAE Systems) and other roles at Newport (now part of MKS), Western Digital Corporation (now part of Hitachi) and Phase Metrics Corporation (now part of KLA-Tencor).

For more information, visit www.jenoptik.us.