A meeting of the Northeast Chapter of LIA was held in Nashua, NH on Wednesday 13 January, 2010.  There were over 75 people in attendance coming mostly from New England, but also from as far away as California.  New Hampshire Governor John Lynch could not attend the meeting, but sent a letter of support that stated:  “On behalf of the citizens of New Hampshire, I would like to welcome you all to the Laser Institute of America’s Northeast Regional Meeting. … The Northeast Regional meeting brings together the brightest minds in the laser industry to exchange the most up-to-date information on laser technology.”

The evening started with a social hour, then a sit down dinner followed by a presentation by an invited speaker.  The

title of the talk was, “Laser Applications in Printed PhotoVoltaics.”  The speaker, Eitan Zeira is VP of Printed Photovoltaics at Konarka where he is responsible for the process development of printed Organic Photovoltaic products.  Eitan’s talk was a very down to earth look at the industry with a perfect mixture of technology, markets, great examples and stories.  Some feedback:

Just a note of congratulations on a great LIA meeting; terrific speaker, great introduction (still smiling) and a very nice dinner. All-in-all a very successful evening. Nice job.

Thanks for hosting the event last night.  The guest speaker Eitan gave an excellent talk & provided some very interesting information.

The Northeast Chapter is very active in promoting both the Laser Industry as well as the Laser Institute of America by encouraging attendance at these regional events and explaining the benefits of LIA individual and corporate membership.  Meetings are generally held 3 – 4 times per year.  Anyone interesting in hosting a future event should contact Bill Shiner (IPG) or Ron Schaeffer (PhotoMachining).