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1 June 2015

Emcore appoints VP of sales and VP of operations

Emcore Corp of Alhambra, CA, USA (which provides compound semiconductor-based optical components, subsystems and systems for the broadband and specialty fiber-optics market) has appointed David Wojciechowski as VP of sales and Shane Mortazavi as VP of operations, reporting to president & CEO Jeffrey Rittichier and starting on 15 June and 1 June, respectively.

Wojciechowski is a 20-year sales veteran in the optical communications, semiconductor and renewable energy industries with a track record in sales strategy, business development and management of direct sales and customer service functions in the USA, Canada and internationally, including North American and global distributors and channel partners. He has extensive previous experience in sales with Emcore. From 1986 to 1989 and from 2001 to 2009 Wojciechowski was director of global sales for Emcore Broadband, responsible for sales strategy and market development in North America and China for products including 1310nm and 1550nm transmitters, laser modules, satellite communications RF links, video transport and FTTx products. He was most recently VP of global & America sales for Maxwell Technologies. Prior to that, he was VP for renewable energy sales in North America for Power One Inc (acquired by ABB) and VP of sales for SMA Solar Technology America.

"Not only is he a highly qualified sales executive with a well-established record of success, Dave has extensive experience with our current broadband fiber-optics product line," notes Rittichier. "He is a great fit for our organization and the global markets we serve and are developing."

Mortazavi has over 25 years of leadership experience in manufacturing operations and supply chain management for global technology firms with operations and profit & loss responsibility in the electronics, aerospace, automotive, oil & gas and telecoms industries. From 2000 to 2013 he was VP of operations for STEC Inc, a designer and manufacturer of high-end solid-state drives, flash and DRAM memory for telecoms, storage, military and medical systems. Prior to that, he was manufacturing operations manager for General Monitors Inc, a designer and manufacturer of electronic UV/IR instrumentation and safety systems for the oil and gas industry.

"We are very excited to have Shane join Emcore to lead our global operations team for product assembly in both the US and China," says Rittichier. "His extensive experience as a strategic planner, solution provider, MBB and TPS/lean transformation expert, and his excellent project management skills will be key in helping Emcore develop our competitive advantage in manufacturing," he reckons.  

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