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Rockley Appoints President; Luna Adds VP: People in the News: 10/26/22

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OXFORD, England, Oct. 26, 2022 — Rockley Photonics appointed Richard Meier president and CFO, effective immediately. Meier joins Rockely from Intersect ENT, a global ear, nose, and throat medical technology company, where he served as executive vice president and CFO. He previously served as president-international, executive vice president, and CFO of Owens & Minor, a global health care technology company; as executive vice president and CFO of Teleflex, a provider of specialty medical devices; and as president and COO of Advanced Medical Optics. He is currently lead independent director at BioMarin Pharmaceuticals.

ROANOKE, Va. — Fiber optic technology company Luna Innovations appointed Eva Hartmann senior vice president for human resources, effective immediately. Hartmann succeeds Bill Van Anglen. Hartmann most recently served as chief human resources officer and executive vice president for Schnabel Engineering.

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Meta’s vice president for infrastructure, Alexis Björlin, joined the Global Semiconductor Alliance’s board of directors. At Meta, Björlin leads the teams developing hardware and software co-designed systems for both scaled AI and web-scale compute, storage, and networking platforms across Meta’s infrastructure. Björlin served as the senior vice president and general manager of the optical systems division at Broadcom, and as corporate vice president and general manager of the Data Center Connectivity Group at Intel, where she oversaw the Networking Division, the High-Performance Computing Fabric Division, and the Silicon Photonics Division. Björlin also serves as a director of the board of Digital Realty.

STOCKHOLM — Sivers Semiconductors appointed Harish Krishnaswamy managing director of Sivers Wireless. Krishnaswamy will also join the management team of Sivers. Mike Noonen, former interim managing director of Sivers Wireless and U.S. president, will continue as an adviser to Sivers.
Jessie Lockhart. Courtesy of Velo3D.
Jessie Lockhart. Courtesy of Velo3D. 

CAMPBELL, Calif. — Velo3D, a metal additive manufacturing technology company, appointed Jessie Lockhart chief people officer. Lockhart has over 20 years of experience in human resources and people operations. She most recently oversaw global talent management at Lam Research.

DAVIDSON, N.C. — Satellogic, a provider of submeter-resolution Earth observation data collection, promoted Matt Tirman to CCO. Additionally, Ignacio Zuleta joined as vice president of product imagery platform, and Sebastien Prioris joined as vice president of product platform applications.
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A thin filament of drawn or extruded glass or plastic having a central core and a cladding of lower index material to promote total internal reflection (TIR). It may be used singly to transmit pulsed optical signals (communications fiber) or in bundles to transmit light or images.
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