Christian Grunert has been appointed Director of Production for Laser Optics at LASER COMPONENTS. The 37-year-old engineer succeeds Uwe Schallenberg, who has been working in thin-film coatings since 1977 and served as head of this key department since 2014. Grunert is not new to the world of dielectric coatings, beam splitters, and mirrors. At university, he focused on lasers and optotechnology. After that, these technologies remained at the centre of his professional career.