Dr. Thomas Rainer is Head of Operation & Development of the HEGLA boraident. After studying at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg he specialized in the field of laser and glass science. His specialty is laser-induced formation of nano particles in glass. From 2000 up to 2017 he was the managing director of boraident GmbH. 2017 boraident would a part of HEGLA Group, one of the leading machine building companies for glass processing.