10 December 2010

Opnext makes chairman Bosco interim CEO after resignation of Bouchard

Optical module and component maker Opnext Inc of Fremont, NJ, USA says that Gilles Bouchard has resigned as CEO & president as well as board member.

Harry Bosco assumes the position of CEO & president on an interim basis, while also remaining non-executive chairman of the board of directors. Prior to becoming chairman in April 2009, Bosco had been CEO & president since Opnext’s formation in November 2000. The board expects to commence a search for a permanent successor to Bouchard in first-half 2011. “Opnext has an experienced management team that will ensure the transition is seamless to our customers,” says Bosco.

“We are grateful to Gilles for all of his contributions to Opnext since he joined the company in 2007,” comments Bosco. “Gilles made numerous operational improvements to the company and helped set the future direction,” he adds.

“Harry Bosco has been an integral part of the company’s leadership since 2000,” says co-chairman Dr David Lee. “He is a proven leader with deep knowledge of our company and the industry, and he has played a key role in positioning Opnext for growth,” he adds.

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