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JDS Uniphase Announces Internal Changes

Photonics.com
Sep 2000
NEPEAN, Ontario, Canada, Sept. 13 -- In order to integrate its organizational structure with its recently acquired operations, JDS Uniphase Corp. has made several personnel changes and appointments. David King has been named president of the semiconductor products group that now combines all activities in optical amplifier modules, light sources and pump lasers.
Maurice Tavares has been named president of the fiber optic products group, which was a subsidiary of E-TEK Dynamics before the June merger between E-TEK and JDS Uniphase. As a result of that merger, Philip Anthony was named vice president and general manager of worldwide passive components for optical amplifier activities, and Kumar Visvanatha was appointed senior vice president of worldwide dense wavelength division multiplexing and switching activities. Former E-TEK president, Sanjay Subhedar, will resign at the end of September to pursue a venture capital investing opportunity. JDS Uniphase also announced the appointment of Scott Parker as vice president of global sales and Nadine Melka as vice president of marketing.
In order to always meet and exceed customer expectations, we must remain flexible, said Jozef Straus, co-chairman and CEO of JDS Uniphase. Our acquisitions have expanded and strengthened our company and integrating their operations and respective management talents into JDS Uniphase allows us to serve our customers' rapidly changing needs even better. We regret losing Sanjay who was instrumental in E-TEK's success and we wish him well.


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