9 January 2020
Source Photonics appoints Weiming Li as president & CEO
Source Photonics Inc of West Hills, CA, USA (which provides optical connectivity products for data centers, metro and access networks) has appointed Weiming Li (a returning veteran of the firm) as president & CEO.
Li succeeds former CEO Doug Wright, who resigned from the company. “Mr Li is an experienced executive with extensive telecom industry experience and a diverse operational background,” comments Jiang Run, a director of Source Photonics and a partner at its lead investor. “He has also served as general manager of Source Photonics China between 2007 to 2013,” he adds. “Li will provide the leadership necessary to take the company to the next level of success.”
The board believes that the job of CEO requires additional attributes to execute on the firm’s strategy. It adds that Li has a track record of growing businesses, building teams and improving operations, as well as an understanding of the optical communications technology, products, markets and customers’ needs.
Prior to joining Source Photonics in 2007, Li was VP operations & general manager at Auxora Networks. He was also VP manufacturing of Photop Group & general manager of Photop Koncent in Fuzhou, China. In addition, he served as VP of business development at Oplink.
Prior to these posts, Li held various positions in general management, technology strategy and product development in various fiber-optic, industrial automation and machinery industries in both the USA and China.
Li holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Chong Qing University in China and a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Systems Control from San Jose State University.