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.
Dr. Chun Lei is the Vice President of Wafer Fab Operations of EMCORE Corporation, appointed in August 2011. Dr. Lei joined EMCORE in May 2008 through EMCORE’s acquisition of Intel’s Optical Platform Division with principle responsibility for both InP and GaAs laser and photodetector chip development, optical subassembly development and Fab operations. Prior to her tenure at Intel, Dr. Lei served as the Vice President and General Manager of Finisar’s Active Division where she led the organization in development of high-speed InP lasers and photodetectors. From 1993 to 1999, Dr. Lei worked at Hewlett-Packard as R&D Device Engineer, R&D Project Manager and R&D Section Manager, where she initiated the development of Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Laser products for the division that soon became a multi-million dollar business. Dr. Lei received her Master of Science degrees in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas at Arlington, and she earned her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Lei has published over 60 journal papers and has received 12 patents. She has been serving as the SPIE Photonics West Conference Chair on Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers since 1997.
Janet Liu was appointed EMCORE’s Vice President of Quality and Organization Performance in 2016. Ms. Liu joined EMCORE China in 2013 as Senior Director of Manufacturing Quality and has been leading EMCORE’s quality and reliability programs since 2014. Prior to joining EMCORE, Ms. Liu worked for various business units at Motorola for 20 years, holding a variety of management positions including Senior Director of New Product Launches, Customer Quality Director and Master Black Belt for the Greater China region. Ms. Liu was certified as a Motorola Black Belt in 1998 and a Master Black Belt in 2000. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Optical Physics from Shandong University in China and a Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics in Statistics from New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Shane Mortazavi joined EMCORE as Vice President of Global Assembly Operations in June of 2015. Mr. Mortazavi has over 25 years of leadership in manufacturing operations and supply chain management for leading global technology firms with operations and P&L responsibility in the electronics, aerospace, automotive, oil & gas and telecommunications industries. From 2000 to 2013 Mr. Mortazavi served as Vice President of Operations for STEC, Inc., a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of high-end solid state drives, and flash and DRAM memory for telecommunications, storage, military and medical systems where he led projects in setting up manufacturing plants in South East Asia and establishing EMS engagements. Prior to that, he served as Manufacturing Operations Manager for General Monitors, Inc., a designer, manufacturer and marketer of electronic UV/IR instrumentation and safety systems for the oil and gas industry. Mr. Mortazavi received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and his Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt and CPIM practitioner.
Gyo Shinozaki is the Vice President of Marketing of EMCORE Corporation. Prior to joining EMCORE, Mr. Shinozaki held Senior Management positions at Hochiki America, a subsidiary of Hochiki Corporation of Tokyo, Japan, a world leader and innovator of in-building security and communications systems. With EMCORE, and previously with Ortel Corporation, Mr. Shinozaki has held various Product Management positions and was promoted to Director of Marketing for EMCORE in 2007. In 2015, he was appointed Vice President of Marketing and oversees all aspects of product marketing and marketing communications. Mr. Shinozaki holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and an MBA from the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine.
Henok Tafese is the Senior Director of Business Development for EMCORE Corporation. Mr. Tafese joined EMCORE in 2002 and throughout his career has held a variety of progressive roles, including Product Line Manager, Director of Marketing and Director of Business Development. Previously Mr. Tafese was with Ortel Corporation, joining in 1994, where he held various Senior Management positions within Ortel’s engineering organization. From 1999 to 2002, during the period of transition of Ortel to Lucent Technologies and Agere Systems, Mr. Tafese held key roles within their fiber optics divisions, primarily supporting leading optoelectronics product line management activities and spearheading growth in the telecom, defense and CATV markets. Mr. Tafese holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.
Dr. Genzao Zhang is EMCORE’s Vice President of Engineering, appointed in April 2010. Dr. Zhang has a long track record of success within EMCORE’s engineering organization, holding various Senior Management positions since joining the company in 2004. Prior to joining EMCORE, Dr. Zhang spent three years as Canada Division GM and Senior Director of 10G/40G Optical Transportation Subsystems R&D at Redclover Networks. From 1993 to 2001, Dr. Zhang served as R&D Program Manager and Senior Systems Architect for 2G/3G Wireless Communication Systems and 10G/40G Optical Transposition Technology at Bell North Research (BNR), previously Nortel’s R&D unit, and with Nortel Networks. Dr. Zhang received his Master of Science degree from Xian Jiao-Tong University, China, and Ph.D. from University of Ottawa, Canada, both in Electrical Engineering. He has published over fifteen technical papers and holds twenty patents in the areas of wireless and fiber optical communications systems.