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Whatever your requirements, our team is dedicated to finding a solution for any challenge in the field of lasers that our customers might present.

  • Mr. Joerg Muchametow, Managing Director and Founder
  • Dipl.-Ing. Claus Heitmann, Managing Director
  • Mr. Michael Kneier, VP Sales and Marketing
  • Mr. Juergen Ludwig, Quality Management

Managing Director and Founder

CEO and Founder Joerg Muchametow Management

Jörg Muchametow, Dipl. Ing. graduated in Electronics at the Technical University Berlin. During the first years of his career he was involved in developing telecommunication systems. In 1990, Jörg joined Siemens as a development engineer for the development of fiber-optic transceivers. After a fast-track career, Jörg held worldwide profit and loss responsibility  for laser components with revenues in excess of $10 million.
In 2001, he moved to a Munich start-up company as director of their laser fab in Berlin. Together with Thomas Laurent  he founded eagleyard Photonics in 2002,  where he is now Managing Director.

Managing Director

Dipl.-Ing. Claus Heitmann joined the management of TOPTICA eagleyard as Managing Director in Berlin alongside Dipl.-Ing. Jörg Muchametow in September 2020.

Claus Heitmann studied microsystems technology engineering and was employed as Director of Production at Infineon Technologies AG (later, Infineon Fiber Optics GmbH) in Berlin for five years. Three years prior to that he worked as Engineering Program Manager at Corning Inc. in the USA. In 2005, he founded C2GO inprocess solutions GmbH, a company specialized in assembling innovative diode laser modules and implementing complex prototypes within the scope of various development and innovation projects. After successfully selling his company to TRUMPF Laser GmbH in 2017, Heitmann was COO of the Berlin laser diode manufacturer Lumics GmbH (as part of the B.I.G. Berlin Industrial Group) for two years and took over the development and scaling of module production in addition to adjacent specialist departments.

VP Sales and Marketing

VP Sales and Marketing Michael Kneier Management

Michael Kneier joined eagleyard in April 2006 being responsible for worldwide Sales and Marketing. He brings with him more than  25 years of experience in the optoelectronics industry, 18 years thereof in the sales and marketing playground. That makes him ideally suited to complement the technology competence of eagleyard Photonics with his excellent sales skills and market knowledge.
Prior to that Michael Kneier served as VP Sales & Marketing with u²t Photonics, an expert company in high speed photodetectors. Between 1990 and 2002, Michael Kneier held various positions within the optical communications business of Siemens and Infineon Technologies, with mainly global responsibility, in such disciplines as development, sales and marketing, or as director of strategic marketing.
He holds a degree in Precision Engineering from the Technical University Berlin, and is owner/co-owner of various photonic patents.

Quality Management

Quality Management Jürgen Ludwig

Jürgen Ludwig joined eagleyard in May 2011 as the head of the quality management department. Jürgen is a veteran in the optical industry and has more than 30 years of experience in quality management positions. From 1991 to 2005 Jürgen worked with Siemens/Infineon AG in Berlin. In his last position he was responsible for the quality and reliability of fiber optic transceivers. In 2005 he was appointed Head of Quality Management at MergeOptics where he successfully established the quality management system and held responsibility for all quality aspects of fiber optical modules for data rates up to 120 Gb/s. Jürgen received his degree in Electronics in 1976 at the Technical University in Chemnitz.