18 June 2010


Finisar appoints returnee Michael C. Child to board

Fiber-optic communications component and subsystem maker Finisar Corp of Sunnyvale, CA, USA has appointed Michael C. Child to its board of directors. Child will also serve on the board’s Compensation Committee.

Since 1982, Child has been employed by TA Associates Inc, a Boston-based private equity firm managing over $16bn of capital, where he is currently managing director. He has previously served as a board member of more than 20 companies, of which 16 were public, including Finisar from 1998 to 2005. Child also holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Davis and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

“I look forward to having Mike back on the board,” comments Finisar’s executive chairman Jerry Rawls. “The fact that he joins us with a working knowledge of the company will enable him to make an immediate contribution in terms of guiding our company going forward.”

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