New Head of ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions

Jena, Germany | 15 October 2019 | ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions

Effective 1 October 2019, Dr. Michael Albiez became Head of the Research Microscopy Solutions strategic business unit (RMS SBU) at ZEISS and, with this appointment, a Member of the Management Team for the ZEISS Industrial Quality & Research (IQR) segment. He has also been appointed Managing Director of Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH.

Dr. Michael Albiez succeeds Dr. Markus Weber who, effective 1 October 2019, has been appointed Head of the Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology segment and a Member of the Executive Board of Carl Zeiss AG.

When assuming the position of Chief Operations Officer (COO) in 2018, Dr. Michael Albiez joined the RMS Management Team and became Head of the RMS location in Jena. He was previously responsible for the Electron Microscopy Product Center. Under his leadership, the business volume as well as the profitability of ZEISS Electron Microscopy products have developed quite successfully. Michael Albiez currently heads the Light Microscopy Product Center, a position he has held since March 2019.

"We would like to thank Markus Weber for his outstanding commitment which has proved so successful. He has set the course for the future of the microscopy business at ZEISS, providing a stable foundation for further successful development," says Dr. Jochen Peter, Member of the Executive Board of Carl Zeiss AG, where he is responsible for the Industrial Quality & Research segment. "Michael Albiez was part of the team responsible for this success. Thanks to his many years of experience, he's quite familiar with the market, the customers and our area, making his appointment a sign of continuity," says Jochen Peter.

Dr. Michael Albiez studied at the University of Constance and completed his Ph.D. at the University of Heidelberg. He joined ZEISS in the Development department of Carl Zeiss NTS GmbH in 2005 and has been responsible for the Electron Microscopy Product Center since 2015. In 2018, he became a Member of the Management Team for the Research Microscopy Solutions SBU and joined the Management Board of Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH. With this appointment, he also became Head of the RMS location in Jena.

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Vaibhav Sinha
ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions
Phone: +49 3641 64-3949
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ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. In the previous fiscal year, the ZEISS Group generated annual revenue totaling more than 5.8 billion euros in its four segments Industrial Quality & Research, Medical Technology, Consumer Markets and Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology (status: 30 September 2018).

For its customers, ZEISS develops, produces and distributes highly innovative solutions for industrial metrology and quality assurance, microscopy solutions for the life sciences and materials research, and medical technology solutions for diagnostics and treatment in ophthalmology and microsurgery. The name ZEISS is also synonymous with the world's leading lithography optics, which are used by the chip industry to manufacture semiconductor components. There is global demand for trendsetting ZEISS brand products such as eyeglass lenses, camera lenses and binoculars.

With a portfolio aligned with future growth areas like digitalization, healthcare and Smart Production and a strong brand, ZEISS is shaping the future far beyond the optics and optoelectronics industries. The company's significant, sustainable investments in research and development lay the foundation for the success and continued expansion of ZEISS' technology and market leadership.

With approximately 30,000 employees, ZEISS is active globally in almost 50 countries with around 60 of its own sales and service companies, more than 30 production sites and around 25 development sites. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. The Carl Zeiss Foundation, one of the largest foundations in Germany committed to the promotion of science, is the sole owner of the holding company, Carl Zeiss AG.

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ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions

ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions is the world's only one-stop manufacturer of light, electron, X-ray and ion microscope systems and offers solutions for correlative microscopy. The portfolio comprises of products and services for life sciences, materials and industrial research, as well as education and clinical practice. The unit is headquartered in Jena. Additional production and development sites are located in Oberkochen and Munich, as well as in Cambridge in the UK and Pleasanton, CA in the USA. ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions is part of the Industrial Quality & Research segment.

Press Contact

Vaibhav Sinha
ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions
Phone: +49 3641 64-3949
vybhav .sinha @zeiss .com

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