The Laser Institute (LIA) Announces Retirement of Executive Director

Orlando, FL – 3/28/23

The Laser Institute, a nonprofit organization that promotes laser safety and education, announced that Dr. Nathaniel Quick has retired from his Executive Director position, effective February 28, 2023. LIA’s President Henrikki Pantsar says, “The organization has been managed by Executive Director Dr. Nat Quick for the past five years, and it is due to his leadership and the tireless work of the LIA Staff that we are in this position to look for further growth. Therefore, it is with sadness that I announce the retirement of Nat from his position as the Executive Director. But it is also my pleasure to announce Nat’s retirement, as we know that it will allow him to enjoy other aspects of his life, enjoy time with his family and relax after spending a majority of his life in management and executive positions, as an entrepreneur, and most recently guiding our Laser Institute of America.”

Dr. Quick has been an integral part of LIA, bringing his expertise and vision to help the organization grow and achieve success. “We are extremely grateful for Nat’s service to the LIA and to his leadership filled with hard work, passion and integrity,” says Henrikki Pantsar.

While announcing his retirement, Dr. Quick had this to say, “I will miss being a part of the day-to-day operations of LIA and its staff, but look forward to providing support and advice when and where needed. It has been an honor and privilege to serve. I will forever be grateful for my time at LIA and the memories I have made there. Thank you to all who have supported me along this journey.”

The LIA would like to thank Dr. Quick for his hard work, dedication, and commitment to the organization and wishes him all the best in his retirement.

LIA has begun the search for a new executive director and is committed to finding the best candidate to lead the organization into its next chapter. If you know someone who would be interested in the position, the posting can be found at