Jeffrey Rittichier is the CEO 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.
Mark Weinswig joined EMCORE in October 2010 as its Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Weinswig has held leadership positions as Controller, Executive VP of Business Development, and Interim CFO with technology companies such as Coherent, Inc. and Avanex Corporation (now Oclaro, Inc.). Previously he worked at Morgan Stanley and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Weinswig received an M.B.A. from the University of Santa Clara and a B.S. in business administration from Indiana University. He has earned the CFA and CPA designations.
Dr. Hank Blauvelt was appointed Chief Technology Officer of EMCORE Corporation in January 2015. Dr. Blauvelt joined EMCORE in December 2007 as Chief Scientist with principal responsibility for the development of technologies for linear fiber optic applications. Prior to joining EMCORE, Dr. Blauvelt was Chief Technology Officer for Xponent from October 2001 until 2007. He was employed by Ortel Corporation between 1985 and 2000, when the company was acquired by Lucent Technologies. Dr. Blauvelt distinguished himself by important contributions in the design of optical transmitters and receivers for transmission of CATV signals over fiberoptic links and was the principal inventor on the Ortel patents related to reducing noise and distortion in the links. In 1992 he was promoted to Vice President of Fiber Optics Technology at Ortel, and after Ortel's acquisition, Dr. Blauvelt was named Chief Technologist for Optical Access Products at Lucent Technologies/Agere Systems. Dr. Blauvelt received his B.S. in Applied Physics from Cornell University and earned his Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Caltech. He has been awarded more than 60 U.S. patents.
Alfredo Gomez joined EMCORE in September 2007 as Corporate Counsel. Prior to his current role, Mr. Gomez served as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel. Mr. Gomez started his legal career as a corporate associate with the Newport Beach, California law firm of Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth. Prior to joining EMCORE, Mr. Gomez served as inhouse corporate counsel for Western Digital Corporation, and as Director of Legal Affairs for j2 Global Communications, Inc. Mr. Gomez earned a B.A. degree in Economics from Stanford University and he received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.