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Ixia Appoints Vice President of Operations

Photonics.com
Jan 2008
Ixia of Calabasas, Calif., a provider of IP performance test systems for semiconductor manufacturers and the communications industry, announced yesterday that Raymond de Graaf has been appointed vice president of operations. De Graaf, who has about 15 years of operations experience, most recently served as vice president and general manager of Precision Communications. Before that, he held several senior operations positions with electronics manufacturer Flextronics, including director of global operations and reverse logistics operations leader. As director of global integrations for Flextronics, he headed the assessment of potential acquisitions in the photonics industry and oversaw the integration of newly acquired businesses, technology transfers and the establishment of new plants and operations globally. De Graaf holds a global executive MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University; a graduate degree in global business administration from Nijenrode University, the Netherlands; and a BS in logistics engineering and business administration from Polytechnic University, the Netherlands. Ixia also announced that Dave Anderson, who formerly served as senior vice president of worldwide sales and business development operations, has left to pursue other interests.



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photonics
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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