The cultural model of a company is the basis for its innovative ability. Our work atmosphere is one that encourages creativity but also demands high quality products and service. All employees play an active role in the continuous optimization of products and processes. We have made it our business to constantly research and develop new and innovative components produced not only in-house, but also as a distributor of products offered by well-known international manufacturers.
At LASER COMPONENTS stability, continuity and decisions aimed at long term success meet with dynamics, flexibility, shallow hierarchies and a short decision making process. At a family run business this is not a contradiction but rather the result of two generations working together in harmony to lead the company into the future.
Günther Paul, who holds a graduate degree in engineering, is the founder of the LASER COMPONENTS Group. He has been in business in the laser industry for over 40 years and currently supports management and operations within the company with his vast experience. Strategic planning is co-piloted by him as well.
Günther Paul's eldest son has been active in the company since 2001. After obtaining his degree in industrial engineering, Patrick Paul spent some time abroad to support company operations in North America. In 2006, he joined his father in management. He now controls operations for the entire LASER COMPONENTS Group.
Ursula Mader, also an industrial engineer, has been active in the company for several years, initially in purchasing and quality management and since 2000 as executive assistant. In 2010, she took over as head of organizational and operational processes.
Dr. Lars Mechold
Upon completion of his doctorate in plasma physics, he worked in research at INP in Greifswald for a period before entering the industrial sector. Both his technical training and production management studies proved to be beneficial as head of IR laser diode production. Over the years, he has taken on more and more tasks and responsibilities at Laser Components, shaping the field of optoelectronics technologies. In 2012 he was appointed technical director of the entire company.
While studying business administration and economics, he first started working in the laser sector at a company in the U.S.A. In 2002, he headed up the export department at Laser Components and successfully built a network of distributors. He has been working as sales director since 2014 and took over sole responsibility of sales and marketing as an authorized officer in 2017.