Diane Wotus, VP ASOC manufacturing, Bookham Technology
Oxfordshire, UK-based Bookham Technology has recruited Diane Wotus as VP of ASOC manufacturing (a semiconductor process for integrating multiple optical functions on a single silicon chip). Since 1999 Wotus was senior director, wafer fab manufacturing at disk-drive head maker Read-Rite Corp of Fremont, CA, USA and from 1991-98 worked for StorMedia Inc of Santa Clara, CA, USA, latterly as VP operations. CFO Steve Abely says Wotus will "institute a process focus and discipline into the ASOC manufacturing operations" as ASOC-based products start moving to the high-volume manufacturing and cost-reduction stage.
Hubert Schanne, MD Europe, ADC
After appointment to the European senior management team of Colin Everett and Jamie Stone as VPs for Multiple Systems Operator Sales and Software Systems Sales, ADC has appointed Hubert Schanne as vp-EMEA Sales and Managing Director of Europe. He will drive sales, business development and channel activities, working with Jeff Liter, VP EMEA Channels, a program to seek partners in the region. After 13 years with Nortel in sales, business development, product management and customer service, he was most recently VP, Central and Eastern Europe. "Schanne will create a unified sales force across EMEA," said president and CEO Rick Roscitt.
Andy Quinn, CEO, Princeton Optronics Inc
As it prepares for high-volume manufacturing tunable laser developer Princeton Optronics Inc has recruited Andy Quinn as CEO from president of North America and chief operating officer for Bookham Technologies (UK). Before, he was director Lucent Technologies Optoelectronics Group (now part of Agere Systems), founder and president of Spectracom Inc, operations director with Pirelli Cavi SpA, Milan, Italy, and general manager Nortel Networks Submarine Components Group in Paignton, UK. "Andy's experience will be critical in helping to manage growth, expand the customer base, maintain financial discipline, and achieve our business goals," said founder Dr Chuni Ghosh.
Tracey Vanik, vp of market development, PacketLight Networks
Metro integrated transport system developer PacketLight Networks - which was founded in early 2000 - has recruited RHK chief technologist Tracey Vanik to the new position of VP of market development, based in the San Francisco area.
Vanik has over 20 years' experience in emerging network technologies with Hewlett-Packard, Ascend Communications, and Nortel Networks.
He will focus on new market opportunities and potential partnerships and help the company's sales efforts with US carriers.
Dr Neven Karlovac, CTO, Fiberspace
To aid expansion into its next growth phase, tunable laser product developer Fiberspace Inc of Woodland Hills, CA, USA has appointed Technical Advisory Board member Dr Neven Karlovac as chief operating officer to oversee engineering, manufacturing, operations, sales, and marketing.
Karlovac, who has more than 23 years of experience in fibre-optic and telecoms, was formerly president and COO of Alcatel Network Systems, where he introduced the industry's first SONET products, CEO of Accuwave, which introduced the first Wavelength Locker, senior VP of the fibre-optics division of Telco Systems Inc, and director of product development of Rockwell International's Lightwave Division.
Ian Croston, director of engineering, Essient Photonics
Essient Photonics - a Glasgow-based supplier of integrated III-V components for 10 and 40Gbit/s modulation and detection formed in February - has appointed Ian Croston as director of engineering to drive development and manufacturing ramp-up.
Over the last 15 years Croston has been a development engineer at GEC-Marconi Research Centre, responsible for silica-on-silicon, lithium niobate and indium phosphide components, then product development program leader and quality assurance manager for modulators at SDL, before managing the development and deployment of JDS Uniphase's OC-192 modulators.