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22 April 2008


Avanex appoints MySQL CFO Wolf to board

Optical communications component and module maker Avanex Corp of Fremont, CA, USA has appointed Dennis Wolf to its board of directors.

Wolf has broad executive financial management experience in technology companies at the levels of chief operating officer, chief financial officer and co-chief executive officer, most recently as executive VP and CFO for MySQL AB, an open-source database company, responsible for managing finance operations.

He has also held financial management positions for public companies including Omnicell Inc, Credence Systems, Centigram Communications, Apple Computer, and Sun Microsystems. Wolf currently serves on the boards of Codexis and Quantum Corp, and has been a board member and chair of the audit committee for Nasdaq-listed companies including Komag and Vitria Technology.

“Dennis’ wealth of strategic experience in the technology sector, coupled with his strong corporate finance background, gives him a unique voice as our future board member,” says Avanex’s chairman, president, and CEO Jo Major.

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