Milpitas, Calif., October 17, 2007 â�� JDSU today announced that Thomas Waechter has been appointed as president of its Communications Test & Measurement business. In his new role, Mr. Waechter will be responsible for global sales, product development and operations. He will report directly to Kevin Kennedy, JDSU's president and chief executive officer. Helmut Berg, current JDSU communications test and measurement president, will report to Mr. Waechter with a focus on strategy and corporate development.
"We are delighted to have Tom Waechter take the helm of JDSU's communications test and measurement business," said Kevin Kennedy. "Tom's former leadership of public companies as both chief operating officer and chief executive officer will provide JDSU's communications test and measurement continued market leadership under his direction. I would also like to thank Helmut Berg for his enormous contribution and look forward to working with him in his new role."
Waechter brings more than 20 years of technology, operations and executive experience to JDSU. Most recently, Waechter was the chief operating officer of Harris Stratex Networks, an independent supplier of wireless transmission systems, where he was responsible for global operations, sales, services and customer satisfaction. As president and chief executive officer of Stratex, he was instrumental in driving the merger of Stratex and Harris, while substantially growing revenues and improving profitability.
"I am very excited to be joining JDSU and for the opportunity to work with an exceptional global team," said Mr. Waechter. "My immediate priorities will be to continue to grow JDSU's market leadership position in communications test and measurement while focusing on providing our customers with innovative products and services."
JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU; and TSX: JDU) enables broadband and optical innovation in the communications, commercial and consumer markets. JDSU is the leading provider of communications test and measurement solutions and optical products for telecommunications service providers, cable operators, and network equipment manufacturers. JDSU is also a leading provider of innovative optical solutions for medical/environmental instrumentation, semiconductor processing, display, brand authentication, aerospace and defense, and decorative applications. More information is available at www.jdsu.com.
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