President and Chief Executive Officer
Thomas Waechter joined the Company as the President of the Communications Test and Measurement business segment in October 2007 and was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2009. Prior to joining JDSU, Waechter was the chief operating officer of Harris Stratex Networks, an independent supplier of wireless transmission systems, where he was responsible for global operations, sales, services, and customer satisfaction. As president and chief executive officer of Stratex Networks, he was instrumental in the merging of Stratex and Harris, while growing revenues substantially and improving profitability. Prior to that, Waechter was the president and chief executive officer of REMEC Corporation and has also served as president and chief executive officer of Spectrian Corporation.
Additionally, he held a number of executive level global operations positions during his 14 year career with Schlumberger. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from The College of William and Mary.
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Advanced Optical Technologies Business Segment – Hologram Business
Roy Bie is responsible for the hologram security product group in JDSU’s Advanced Optical Technologies (AOT) business segment. The group develops holograms for security applications and is one of the leading suppliers of optical security solutions for the transaction card market. Previously, he served as senior vice president and general manager with overall responsibility for AOT’s product development, sales, marketing and manufacturing operations. From 1996 to 2000, Bie was vice president of operations for Flex Products and oversaw its successful expansion in Santa Rosa and Beijing, China. Prior to joining JDSU, Bie held operational and management leadership positions with Xicor (now part of Intersil), Material Progress (now part of Komag), Mag-Media (bought by Polaroid), and began his career at National Semiconductor.
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Test & Measurement Business Segment
David Heard is responsible for JDSU's worldwide test and measurement business. Prior to joining JDSU, Heard was chief operating officer from 2007 to 2010 for BigBand Networks, a leading provider of digital video networking solutions. Heard previously served two years as president and CEO of Somera where he established a professional services strategy and successfully restored the company to profitable growth. As president of Tekelek/Santera Systems switching division during a four year period, Heard established the company as the leading VoIP gateway supplier. Prior to this role, Heard's 10-year career with AT&T/Lucent included significant P&L responsibility, extensive international experience through expatriate assignments in Asia and Europe, and the development and management of 3G wireless solutions.
Heard holds a MS in management from Stanford University, MBA from the University of Dayton, Ohio, and BS/BA in production and operations management from The Ohio State University.
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Brett Hooper is responsible for Human Resources at JDSU. Prior to joining the Company in 2006, he served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Credence Systems Corporation from 2004 to 2006. Hooper joined Credence in 2004 through the acquisition of NPTest where he was the Vice President, Human Resources and Communications since June 2003. From 1987 through June 2003, Hooper held several positions, including Engineering, Sales, Marketing, Investor Relations, and Sr. Human Resources Management, at Schlumberger.
Hooper holds a bachelor's degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas, Austin.
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Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Rex Jackson is JDSU’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Jackson joined JDSU two years ago as senior vice president, Business Services, with responsibility for several corporate functions, including Information Technology, where he drove significant operational improvements. Jackson brings strong financial management experience to the company. Prior to JDSU, he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Symyx Technologies, where he led the company’s acquisition of MDL Information Systems and subsequent merger with Accelrys. Jackson also served as acting CFO at Synopsys and held executive positions with Avago, AdForce and Read-Rite. Jackson holds a B.A. degree from Duke University and earned his J.D. from Stanford University Law School.
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Executive Operations and Corporate Strategy
Judith Kay is responsible for corporate strategy at JDSU. She also defines operational strategies that contribute to the Company's growth, including initiatives in innovation, emerging markets, lean enterprise and customer engagement. From 2007 to 2009 she was responsible for Corporate Marketing, including branding, public relations, marketing and internal communications.
Before joining JDSU in 2005, Kay held increasingly responsible positions at Lucent Technologies in product management, marketing and business development, culminating in leading its Voice over IP and remote access lines of business. She has also held marketing roles at Analog Devices and Silicon Graphics and began her career in research and development at Watkins-Johnson.
Kay holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of California, and an MBA from Columbia Business School. She also completed the Program for Management Development executive semester at Harvard Business School.
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Communications and Commercial Optical Products Business Segment
Alan Lowe is responsible for the Company's Communications and Commercial Optical Products business. Prior to joining JDSU in September 2007 as Senior Vice President of the Commercial Lasers business, Lowe was Senior Vice President, Customer Solutions Group at Asyst Technologies, Inc. a leader in automating semiconductor and flat panel display fabs. From 2000 to 2003, he was president and chief executive officer of Read-Rite Corporation, a manufacturer of thin-film recording heads for disk and tape drives. From 1989 to 2000, Lowe served in roles of increasing responsibility at Read-Rite, including President and Chief Operating Officer, and senior vice president, customer business units. Prior to joining Read-Rite, he served in various sales positions with Microcom Corporation and IBM Corporation.
He is a member of the advisory board of ETM Inc., a privately held provider of tailored power subsystems. Lowe holds bachelor's degrees in computer science and business economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and also completed the Stanford Executive Program in 1994.
General Counsel and Secretary
Andrew Pollack is responsible for the Company's global legal function, including management of JDSU’s international legal compliance, corporate governance, securities, contracts, mergers & acquisitions, intellectual property and litigation services. From 2000 to 2010, Pollack held increasingly senior roles within the company’s legal department, most recently as associate general counsel, driving development of and managing the company’s global legal support and compliance structure, scalable commercial legal resource model, securities, and domestic and international strategic transactions.
Before joining JDSU in 2000, Pollack was in private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area, focusing on general litigation, corporate and labor and employment matters.
Pollack holds a B.A. in History from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law, and is admitted to practice in California and before the federal courts in California and Arizona.
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Optical Security and Performance Products Business Segment
Luke Scrivanich leads JDSU’s Optical Security and Performance Product group. His team develops and delivers
high-value optical solutions for currency and brand authentication and optical components to enhance the performance of its customers’ products. Prior to joining JDSU in 2008, Scrivanich was with PPG Industries where he served in general management and strategic planning capacities for various divisions, including fine chemicals, industrial coatings, and automotive coatings. He held senior marketing positions at AGR International, Inc., a manufacturer of inspection and quality control equipment for the glass and plastic container industries. His career experience covers a strong combination of functional areas – engineering, operations, product management, strategic planning, marketing, and general management.
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