(Vienna/Boston) After a challenging 2020 related to the global COVID pandemic, the Austrian hightech company In-Vision starts the New Year with a new management team: Florian Zangerl was appointed CEO overseeing commercial management, market and sales, human resources, and administration. Christof Hieger, who has been head of R&D over the last couple of years, will be leading the R&D and production divisions as CTO.
The company, based in Guntramsdorf near Vienna, and Boston (USA) develops and manufactures highly complex optical systems referred to as "Light Engines". Based on Texas Instruments’ Digital Light Processing technology (DLP), they are the centerpiece of industrial 3D-Printers of many leading manufactures.
In November, In-Vision announced the market launch for the world's most powerful light engine, which will enable unprecedented speeds in the printing process.
The aim of the new management is to further expand the company’s market footprint along the claim "Future built on light". "With our optics and light engines, we offer a perfect technological basis for our customers. We will grow further in terms of volumes, geographies and areas of application," says Zangerl.
Apart from 3D printing, the company's products are already being used for high-precision measurement applications and in high-end simulators. "There are still many fields of application for a perfect combination of DLP and precision optics. Although DLP technology has already facilitated many groundbreaking technological changes, we are only at the beginning of what this technology can do.”, explains Hieger.
ABOUT HANS F. ZANGERL, 45, CEO
Born in Bregenz Austria, Florian looks back on extensive experience in sales and marketing. After a management buyout and seven years of entrepreneurship, he worked as the managing director of WEKA Industrie Medien, where he pushed the transformation of a publishing house into a modern and digital media company. Zangerl is married and has a son.
ABOUT CHRISTOF HIEGER, 39, CTO
Born in Vienna, Austria, he has been with In-Vision since 2017 and previously worked for ZKW Elektronik in Wiener Neustadt as Head of Module Production and Process Development. Hieger obtained two academic degrees in mechatronics and robotics, has published books and articles, and holds several patents. Hieger lives with his partner and daughter in Wieselburg, Austria.
In-Vision Digital Imaging Optics GmbH develops and manufactures high-precision optical systems for industrial applications. The company is located in Guntramsdorf, outside of Vienna, Austria. In-Vision’s globally leading Light Engine products are mostly used for 3D printing, 3D metrology and lithography applications. The company manufactures its products exclusively at the production site in Austria and has two research and development departments in Austria and Boston, USA.
In 2019 In-Vision competed against more than 12,000 highly innovative companies from 33 countries
during the European Business Awards and was awarded with the Growth Strategy of the Year in a gala
ceremony in Warsaw, Poland. Furthermore, the company received the Austrian State Prize of
Innovation also in 2019 as an acknowledgement of its highly innovative product and development