Dr. Jan Vydra graduated in physics from Darmstadt Technical University and focused during his PhD thesis on integrated waveguide optics at the Deutsche Telekom Research Center. He joined Heraeus in 1997 where he worked as R&D Project Manager on various fiber optic and other optical product innovations. He was then responsible in various sales, marketing and business development positions.
Dr. Vydra took over the position as Global Head Marketing and Sales for the Heraeus Quarzglas Photonics business, comprising the Telecom Fiber, Specialty Fiber and Optics business units in 2014.
Since early 2019, he has been leading the Global Business Unit Heraeus Comvance.
Dr. Vydra is married and has three children.