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.
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.
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.