Hi, I’m Frank Gindele, head of research & development for Solidur LED products in SCHOTT’s Electronic Packaging business unit. I’ve been with SCHOTT for over seven years and my focus is on driving innovation, new business, and customer collaboration for our hermetically sealed LED products. I particularly enjoy working with customers to create new and custom LED product designs for medical or industrial devices. Prior to joining SCHOTT, I worked at Excelitas Technologies and the Fraunhofer Institute of Microtechnology, Mainz as R&D manager for new product development in the field of sensors, optics and LEDs. I hold a Doctorate degree in physics from the Technical University of Dortmund. When I am not at work, I enjoy climbing up mountains, cross-country skiing and other sports for fitness, and performing carpentry work resulting in some furniture, hopefully.