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Paul Loeffen

Chief Executive Officer

Prior to joining Cobalt Light Systems, Paul co-founded Oxford Diffraction Limited in 2001 and was the CEO until its acquisition in 2008 - in a deal worth $48 million. During 7 years of rapid growth, Paul developed Oxford Diffraction into a major supplier of X-ray research instrumentation for industry and academia, with operations and sales in Europe, North America and Asia. Paul has held management positions in Oxford Instruments plc and Varian, Inc. in marketing and general management. He has an MBA and a PhD in physics and, in his early research career, worked for several years at international laboratories in Switzerland, Germany and France.