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31 October 2007


Opnext appoints former HP executive as COO

Optical communications module and component maker Opnext Inc of Eatontown, NJ, USA has appointed Gilles Bouchard, former executive VP of global operations for Hewlett Packard (HP) as chief operating officer from 1 November.

Bouchard has more than 17 years of experience with Hewlett Packard (HP), where he held senior management roles, most recently as executive VP of global operations (responsible for a $50bn supply chain, procurement and customer-facing operations such as, sales support, and direct and indirect fulfillment). Previously, Bouchard acted in a dual role as chief information officer and executive VP of operations, and held senior management positions in the HP’s computing and printing businesses. Prior to joining HP, he worked for IBM.

“His broad business background and deep experience in supply chain management, manufacturing, and distribution will be invaluable in organizing our company to better serve our customers while improving our operational efficiency,” says Opnext’s president and CEO Harry Bosco.

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