Thanassis Kokorakis (Ph.D . Photochemistry) has been appointed as CSO (Chief Sales Officer) at Spectral Engines Oy starting from January 2020. In his role as a CSO, he will lead Spectral Engines sales strategy and development work, and will be responsible for our entire sales department, including marketing. He will be a member of the management board and will report to Spectral Engines’ CEO Jarkko Antila.
Thanassis has more than 20 years of experience in the photonics industry. Before joining the Spectral Engines team, he worked in different roles in sales management and spending most of his career at Newport and Ocean Optics.
He is excited to join the team and sees solid opportunities for Spectral Engines’ NIRONE products and their award-winning technology. Thanassis summarized his views on the market and growth opportunities for Spectral Engines: “Spectral Engines will be a part of the exponential growth in smart spectroscopy solutions with our revolutionary chemical sensor capability. I am looking forward to working with the talented people of Spectral Engines to serve our customers the best.”
"Thanassis has a very strong educational background (Ph.D.) as well as an extensive experience and background in both photonics industry and in sales development. He also has a remarkable industry network which all will be valuable for us as we continue to extend our sales capability to support our rapid growth plans and better serve our existing and future customers. I am delighted to welcome Thanassis to the Spectral Engines team and look forward to working together as we continue to deliver our growth strategy. This change also enables Janne Suhonen to concentrate on establishing new, strategic business areas, " comments CEO Jarkko Antila. Janne will reassign to the position of Chief Business Development Officer in the Spectral Engines management board.
Meet Thanassis and the team in Photonics West 2020!
For more information, please contact:
Jarkko Antila, CEO
+358 50 529 8876