President & CEO
Founder and majority stakeholder, received B.Sc. degree in solid state physics from University of Ljubljana in 1981 and started his work in fiber optics in 1986 as development engineer in Iskra (Slovenia). Later he worked as process specialist in Cabloptic (Switzerland) and Fotona (Slovenia). From 1996 to 2001 he worked as a consultant for Nextrom Oy and other companies worldwide. In 2001 he founded Optacore, a company dedicated to development of preform and fiber fabrication processes, based on furnace supported CVD. He has served as Optacore’s director since 2004 and is also responsible for all sales and marketing activities. In Optacore’s research activities, he participates in development of technology and devices for fabrication of rare earth- and metal ion doped fibers, fiber drawing, development of alternative glass deposition and doping technologies.