CrayoNano strengthens executive team with appointment of Dr Thomas Dobbertin as CEO

Trondheim, Norway—CrayoNano today announced the appointment of Dr. Thomas Dobbertin as CEO, taking over the role from Jens Kielland who has served as interim-CEO and CFO since October 2023. Jens Kielland will resume his role as CFO.

Dr. Dobbertin has an extensive international track record in leadership positions in the photonics and semiconductor industry. As General Manager and Vice President at ams AG in Singapore for optical components and prior to this, heading the global laser business at OSRAM Opto in Germany, servicing tier-1 clients globally. Further, he headed the Optics Business Unit as SVP for Nanofilm Technology International in Singapore, in addition to consulting and advisor roles. Thomas earned his PhD in electrical engineering from Technical University Braunschweig in Germany.

“I am very encouraged by the commercial pipeline in the fast-growing UV-C LED business in the short term for CrayoNano and look forward to contributing to commercial wins as well as exploring new global opportunities for the company’s core technologies,” states Thomas.

CrayoNano, the industry's only European fab-lite UV-C LED component supplier for disinfection and sterilization systems has gained considerable commercial traction during the last several quarters with the first five frame contracts signed and robust global sales pipeline of opportunities, qualified leads, and design-ins. In parallel, the company has made further progress in the development of its next UV-C LED and is continuing to grow the total addressable market and applications for its product through technology and pricing.

“I would like to thank Jens Kielland for managing the interim-CEO role this year and am very pleased to welcome Thomas to the team. Thomas brings extensive global experience in client engagement as well as technology development, from the semiconductor and photonics industry. I very much look forward to his contribution to the team, driving company strategy and culture” states Jo Uthus, Chairman of CrayoNano.

These changes are effective immediately on May 13th, 2024.

For more information, please contact:
CEO Dr. Thomas Dobbertin
Phone +47 72 90 98 60

About CrayoNano AS

CrayoNano develops and manufactures nanomaterials-based semiconductor components using proprietary technologies. Headquartered in Trondheim, Norway with a branch office in Taiwan, CrayoNano supports customers with global sales representatives and distributors in EMEA, APAC and the Americas. CrayoNano’s innovative semiconductor components advance global solutions in health and safety, water purification, consumer, and industrial applications, and more. CrayoNano is registered on Euronext OTC in Norway under the ticker “CNANO”.