NUBURU appoints Dr. Guy Gilliland as CEO alongside Chris Baldwin joining as CFO

– USA, CO –  NUBURU Inc., the industry leader in high power and high brightness industrial blue lasers, today announced the appointments of Dr. Guy Gilliland as CEO and Chris Baldwin as CFO.

“Guy Gilliland and Chris Baldwin bring a combined 50 years of global technology experience and have each served as senior leaders in high profile companies within each of their core industries,” said founder and Board Chairman, Dr. Mark Zediker. “Their appointments will set NUBURU up for continued growth and innovation as we look to increase adoption of our technology across key markets.”

About Dr. Guy Gilliland

Dr. Gilliland brings over 20 years of management experience from the Boston Consulting Group where he led the firm’s global and North American technology practices and advised several of the world’s largest telecommunications, technology, electronics, and photonics companies.

Dr. Gilliland has a deep background in laser physics and served as a postdoctoral fellow at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and a faculty member at Arizona State University and Emory University.

“NUBURU’s blue light laser technology is poised to transform the production of high-volume electronics, EVs, and batteries, while also accelerating the world of metal 3D printing. I am honored to join the team at NUBURU and look forward to leading the company in its mission to revolutionize industrial manufacturing,” said Dr. Gilliland. “Our powerful technology platform advances what is possible in high-volume materials processing and delivers vital productivity and resolution improvements to metal additive manufacturing. We have assembled a powerhouse team to reach its full potential.”

About Chris Baldwin

Chris Baldwin, CFO, joins NUBURU with nearly 30 years of financial management experience across the photonic, telecom, and medical device industries. He most recently served as the CFO at Axsun Industries, a leading developer and supplier of MEMS-based photonic engines for medical imaging and industrial spectroscopy, and helped manage the company’s sale to Excelitas Technologies in 2019.


Founded in 2015, NUBURU is leading the transformation to a world of high-speed, high-quality metal machining and processing. NUBURU’s ground-breaking blue laser technology has defined a new class of high-power, high-brightness blue lasers, starting with the standard AO laser and the extreme-brightness AI laser, which each enable radical gains in speed and quality for metal processing.

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