William Coyle joins Vector Photonics as operations manager, accelerating the company’s all-semiconductor PCSEL commercialisation.

William ‘Junior’ Coyle joins Vector Photonics as Operations Manager, helping drive the commercialisation of the company’s all-semiconductor, PCSEL technology. Junior brings a wealth of industrial, engineering management experience to his role, gained from his time at medical, semiconductor, opto-electronic and gas sensing manufacturers. He will lead operations at Vector Photonics, developing PCSELs for datacoms and co-located, optics markets.

Neil Martin, CEO at Vector Photonics, said, “Junior is a highly experienced and well-respected, engineering manager and team leader. He has extensive knowledge of operations, NPI, quality and process engineering. His experience includes many high-tech industries and spans the entire process, from defining project charters, through to workstream planning, budgeting, risk analysis, testing and characterisation. He has exceptional analytical skills, which he has used for yield improvement, and he is conversant with all current regulations, standards and compliance responsibilities. We welcome Junior to the team. He will play a critical role in the continued commercialisation of our all-semiconductor, PCSEL technology.”

Junior joins Vector Photonics from Terumo Aortic, a medical device manufacturer, where he led UK site development. Previously, he established a clean room environment at SST Sensing, as quality manager, increasing yield in aerospace, oxygen sensors. He has also held senior engineering management roles at Intense, Alcatel and National Semiconductor.

Junior has a Bachelor of Electronics from Paisley University and HNC’s in Social Science, Meachatronics and Electronics from James Watt College. His industrial training includes a Green Belt in continuous improvement and lean manufacturing.

Outside work, Junior enjoys the occasional game of football, squash, and golf in the summer, as well as being a keen hillwalker. He is married to Andrea and has five children.

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