VP of advanced technology announced by nLight

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Vancouver-based nLight Corp. has hired Manoj Kanskar as vice president of advanced technology, the company announced Tuesday. Kanskar most recently served as vice president of research and development at Alfalight Inc. He also has held positions with Lasertel Inc. and Spectra-Physics Inc.

Kanskar began his career more than 20 years ago after receiving his Ph.D. in physics at the University of Oregon. Kanskar holds five patents and more than 40 published industry papers. Additionally, he acts as reviewer for industry publications Electronics Letters by Institution of Engineering and Technology, Photonics Technology Letter by IEEE Photonics Society, and Optics Letters by The Optical Society.

NLight is a manufacturer of high-power semiconductor lasers used in a wide variety of industries including medical, defense and consumer products.