Avanex Corp. of Fremont, Calif., a provider of photonic products for fiber-optic communications networks, announced the appointment of Scott Parker as senior vice president of sales, effective Nov. 27. The company also announced the resignation of Chief Marketing Officer Yves Le Maitre to pursue other opportunities. Parker brings over 20 years of sales and marketing experience in the optical and semiconductor industries to his new position. Prior to joining Avanex, he served as the vice president of sales and marketing at Integration Associates and as CEO at Chelsio Communications, both startup companies funded by Sequoia Capital. Prior to that, he served as senior vice president of sales and marketing for JDSU, where he integrated the sales and customer service teams from numerous acquisitions. Parker also held sales and general manager positions at VLSI, National Semiconductor and Intel.