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Roger Paul Main

Roger Paul Main, American, German marketing professional. Recipient Danforth Foundation scholarship, 1957, Woodrow Wilson Foundation fellowship, 1961. Member American Physics Society, New York Academy of Sciences, International Society for Optical Engineering.


  • Main, Roger Paul was born on August 6, 1939 in St. Louis. Arrived in Federal Republic Germany, 1969. Son of George Henry and Lillie Mae (Poleos) Main.

  • Education

    • Student, Washington University, 1957. Bachelor of Science in Physics, St. Louis University, 1961. Postgraduate in physics, University of California at Los Angeles, 1968.


    • Aerospace technologist National Aeronautics and Space Administration/GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryland, 1961-1963. Research scientist Philco-Ford Research Labs, Newport Beach, California, 1963-1965. Senior research scientist Heliodyne Corporation, Van Nuys, 1965-1970.

      Product manager Tekelec-Airtronic GmbH, Stuttgart, Federal Republic Germany, 1969-1970. General manager Spex Industries GmbH, 1971-1974. European sales manager Spectra-Physics GmbH, Darmstadt, 1974-1981.

      Service manager Coherent GmbH, Neu-Isenburg, Federal Republic Germany, 1981. Property, principals consultant R.P. Main Consultant, Darmstadt, Federal Republic Germany, since 1982. Consultant Commission European Communities, 1992.

      Member the Chartered Institute of Marketinng-Europe Interest Group on Automatic Identification and Security, since 1992. Advisory board Laser Innovation GmbH, Stuttgart, 1984-1987. Director, principal consultant ELB Associates SA, Geneva, Switzerland, since 1985.


    • Author: Directory of European Suppliers of Military Laser Hardware, 1984, Beam Weaponry, 1986, Lasers at Work, 1987. Editor-in-chief Optical Engineering Reports, European Edition. Contributing editor: Lasers and Optronics, Fiberoptic Product News.

      Consultant to public: Laser Magazin. Contributor articles to Lasers and Optics International, Sensor Review, Industrial Automation Reporter, others.


    Member American Physics Society, New York Academy of Sciences, International Society for Optical Engineering.



    Photography, music, english sports cars, motor racing.


    • Married Brigitte Ursula Sanzenbacher, June 13, 1963 (divorced April 1979). Children: Rebecca, Phillip. Married Galina Viktorovna Kungurova, August 16, 1979.

      1 child, Victor.
    • father: George Henry Main
    • mother: Lillie Mae (Poleos) Main
    • spouses: Brigitte Ursula Sanzenbacher
    • Galina Viktorovna Kungurova
    • children: Rebecca Main
    • Phillip Main
    • Victor Main
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    Born August 6, 1939
    • 1957
      Washington University
    • 1961
      St. Louis University
    • 1968
      University of California, Los Angeles
    • 1961 - 1963
      Aerospace technologist National Aeronautics and Space Administration/GSFC
      Greenbelt, Maryland, United States
    • 1963 - 1965
      research scientist, Philco-Ford Research Labs
      Newport Beach, California, United States
    • 1965 - 1970
      senior, research scientist Heliodyne Corporation
      Van Nuys, California, United States
    • 1969 - 1970
      product manager, Tekelec-Airtronic GmbH
      Stuttgart, Arkansas, United States
    • 1971 - 1974
      general manager, Spex Industries GmbH
    • 1974 - 1981
      European sales manager, Spectra-Physics GmbH
      Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany, Hessen, Germany, Germany
    • 1981
      service manager, Coherent GmbH
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