Mark Sobey

President, Lasers Segment


Mark Sobey was named President of the Lasers Segment following the closing of the merger between II-VI and Coherent, Inc., in July 2022. Prior to Coherent’s merger with II-VI, Dr. Sobey served as Coherent’s Chief Operating Officer from April 2020 to July 2022. He was previously Executive Vice President and General Manager of Coherent’s OEM Laser Sources until being promoted to COO, and before that he was Executive Vice President and General Manager of Specialty Laser Systems (SLS) from April 2010 to November 2016, and Senior Vice President and General Manager of SLS from joining Coherent in July 2007 until April 2010.

Prior to Coherent, Dr. Sobey spent over 20 years in the laser and fiber optics telecommunications industries, including senior vice president roles in product management at Cymer and in global sales at JDS Uniphase. He received his Ph.D. in Engineering and B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland.

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