February 2022 | PhotonFirst appoints Nick Singh CTO

Nick Singh CTO

Experienced global optics & photonics veteran hired to bring technology to market


Alkmaar, The Netherlands, February 8th, 2022

Dutch photonics scale-up PhotonFirst has appointed Fiji born, Toulouse educated, and Bristol based Nick Singh (1970) its Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to succeed Founder and CTO Pim Kat who retired in December. Nick brings over 25 years of experience and track record of consistently delivering innovative and commercially successful new technology products and services to customers in the UK, Europe, China, South Korea and the USA. Nick is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineering & Technology (IET) with a PhD in Plasma Physics from University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse (F). He gained extensive expertise is in multidisciplinary engineering and new product introduction in high-tech market segments like semiconductors, photonics, flexible electronics, analytical instrumentation, water and energy. Nick has worked internationally with very talented and diverse teams based in Europe, the US and Asia for companies like Scienta Scientific and Oxford Instruments.

‘I am delighted to have joined PhotonFirst. I look forward to further assisting the business on a strategic level as well as driving the company forward on a technical front. With the portfolio of technology and systems we have available as well as our rapidly developing integrated photonics sensing solutions, this is an exciting time for the company with a strong fundament for growth, commented Nick Singh after his appointment. ‘We are proud and grateful to have found an excellent candidate to follow in the footsteps of our Founder Pim Kat per February 1st. Nick brings not only important experience in Photonics but also in successfully building commercial traction for innovative technology. Next to this he is also a great addition to our diverse team with his open, social and collaborative spirit’, added PhotonFirst CEO Daan Kersten.

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