Hong Q. Hou, Ph. D. joined EMCORE in March 1998 and has served in a variety of leadership roles. He co-started EMCORE's Photovoltaics Division, and subsequently managed the Fiber Optics Division. He was Executive Vice President of Business Development and Product Strategy before becoming Vice President and General Manager of EMCORE's Ortel Division. He was named Chief Executive Officer in March of 2008. From 1995 to 1998 he was a Principal Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM. Prior to that, he served with AT&T Bell Laboratories, engaging in research on high-speed optoelectronic devices. He holds a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at San Diego and a Bachelor of Science degree from Jilin University in China. He has published over 150 journal articles and holds seven U.S. patents.
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.
Monica Van Berkel joined EMCORE in May 2004 and is responsible for driving the strategic direction of the human resources and information technology functions and ensuring their alignment to the business. In addition, Mrs. Van Berkel is responsible for managing the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors and acts as Chairman of the 401K Committee. She is a veteran in the human resources field with 15 years of experience including senior human resources positions with companies such as: First Data, Gateway and Western Digital. During her career, Mrs. Van Berkel has managed human resource functions from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, supporting industries in high tech, manufacturing, and professional services. Mrs. Van Berkel holds a Master of Science Degree in Administration of Justice from San Jose State University.
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.