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9 May 2008


Oplink appoints president and general counsel

Photonic component, module and subsystem maker Oplink Communications Inc of Fremont, CA, USA has appointed Thomas P. Keegan as president and Stephen M. Welles as VP and general counsel.

Keegan, who has been VP business development and general counsel for the past year, will be responsible for business development and worldwide operations, completing the integration of subsidiary Optical Communication Products Inc (acquired at the end of October), and complementing the role of CEO Joe Liu.

Before joining Oplink, Keegan had 18 years of experience as a private practice attorney in California and Taipei, Taiwan.

"Over the past year, Tom has been a key contributor to our acquisition and integration of OCP and has been an integral part of our senior management team at Oplink,” says CEO Joe Liu. “Tom’s breadth of experience across industries and transactions has contributed to our management expertise at Oplink.”

Welles brings with him more than a decade of technology law experience with leading law firms, most recently with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, CA and previously with Ropes & Gray in Boston.

“He [Welles] has also been an integral part of our progress over the past few years, having advised us as our external counsel,” says Liu. “Stephen’s legal perspective and capabilities will be a key addition to our senior management.”

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