Jeffrey RittichierPresident & Chief Executive Officer and Member, Board of DirectorsPresident & Chief Executive Officer and Member, Board of Directors
Jeffrey Rittichier is the President and Chief Executive Officer of EMCORE Corporation. Prior to taking this position, Mr. Rittichier was the President and CEO of NanoStatics Corporation, a leader in production nanofiber technology. Previously, he was the President of Epik Energy; a joint venture of Royal Dutch Shell and NanoDynamics which commercialized nanotechnology for the E&P industries. Mr. Rittichier was also the Vice President and General Manager of the Access Business Unit at Lucent Microelectronics and helped drive its $3.6B IPO as Agere systems. He has held various executive positions in General Management, Engineering, Manufacturing and Marketing in the Semiconductor Industry and was a driving force behind the growth and exits of Xponent Photonics (HOYA Corporation), and Polyscan (Etec Systems). Mr. Rittichier holds a BSME from The Ohio State University and is a Distinguished Alumnus of Ohio State’s College of Engineering. He has completed the Financial Management Program at Stanford University.
Jikun KimChief Financial OfficerChief Financial Officer
Jikun Kim is the Chief Finanial Officer of EMCORE Corporation, joining in June 2016. Prior to joining EMCORE, Mr. Kim was the CFO of Merex Group, an industry leader in aftermarket aerospace support services. Prior to Merex, Mr. Kim was the Chief Financial Officer of AeroVironment, a technology solutions provider with an advanced portfolio of unmmanned aircraft systems and electric transportation systems, and he held senior finance positions with Raytheon Vision Systems. Mr. Kim holds a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the Columbia Business School, a Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of California Los Angeles, and a Bachelors of Science from the University of California Berkeley.
Albert LuSenior Vice President of EngineeringSenior Vice President of Engineering
Albert Lu is Senior Vice President of Engineering of EMCORE, appointed March 2017, where he is focused on revamping EMCORE’s manufacturing systems through use of automation and data analytics. Since 2005, Mr. Lu has defined and implemented EMCORE’s China strategy, building the China organization from its nascent stages as a design center, to its current state as EMCORE’s key manufacturing center. He was appointed General Manager of EMCORE China in 2010. Prior to this, from 1999-2005, Mr. Lu served as a customer-focused Design Engineer at EMCORE, driving development of a variety of mixed-signal optical communication products. Mr. Lu received both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is an alumnus of the Stanford Executive Program.
David WojciechowskiVice President of SalesVice President of Sales
Dave Wojciechowski is the Vice President of Sales of EMCORE Corporation. Mr. Wojciechowski is a 20-year sales veteran in the optical communications, semiconductor, and solar power industries with an established track record in sales strategy, business development and management of direct sales and customer service functions in the U.S., Canada and internationally including distributors and channel partners. From 1986 to 1989, and from 2001 to 2009, Mr. Wojciechowski served as Director of Global Sales for EMCORE Broadband where he was responsible for sales strategy and market development in North America and China for products including 1310 nm and 1550 nm transmitters, laser modules, satellite communications RF links, video transport and FTTx products. Previously Mr. Wojciechowski served as Vice President of Global and America Sales for Maxwell Technologies, Vice President for Renewable Energy Sales, North America for Power One, Inc., and Vice President of Sales for SMA Solar Technology America. Mr. Wojciechowski received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University, his Bachelor of Chemistry from the State University of New York, Potsdam, and has an MBA from the Columbia Business School.