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  • Hank Blauvelt, Ph.D.

    Chief Technology Officer

    Hank Blauvelt,
    Chief Technology Officer

    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.

    • Marc Cavagnolo

      Vice President of Corporate Development

      Marc Cavagnolo
      Vice President of Corporate Development

      Marc Cavagnolo joined EMCORE Corporation in November 2016 as Vice President of Corporate Development, focused on mergers and acquisitions, corporate strategy, and strategic partnerships. Before joining EMCORE, Mr. Cavagnolo was Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis at Jet Edge International, a market leader in Gulfstream jet management and charter services where he implemented systems for real-time performance tracking, forecasting, and financial decision-making. Prior to Jet Edge, Mr. Cavagnolo held Manager and Director of Corporate Development positions at Xilinx, Inc (XLNX) and Marvell Technology Group (MRVL), respectively, leading acquisitions, divestitures, corporate venture capital investments, and portfolio strategy. Mr. Cavagnolo holds a Masters of Business Administration in Strategic Management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelors of Arts from Pomona College.

      • David Faulkner

        Vice President and General Manager of Aerospace & Defense

        David Faulkner
        Vice President and General Manager of Aerospace & Defense

        David Faulkner is Vice President and General Manager of Aerospace & Defense for EMCORE Corporation, joining February of 2017. Prior to taking this position, Mr. Faulkner was President of the Engineering and Manufacturing Division of Kellstrom Defense, an aftermarket provider in the aerospace defense market. Previously, he held various positions in program management and technical leadership at ATK, most notably as the Program Manager for Development on the AGM-88E (AARGM) air-to-ground missile, leading the Block II upgrade program and other derivatives.  Earlier in his career, he worked for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in their famed Skunk Works division in the areas of system engineering and design engineering helping win an over $100M demonstration contract on DARPA’s FALCON hypersonic program.  Mr. Faulkner received both his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.

        • Ryan Hochgesang

          Vice President and General Counsel

          Ryan Hochgesang
          Vice President and General Counsel

          Ryan Hochgesang joined EMCORE as Vice President and General Counsel in May 2017. Prior to joining EMCORE, Mr. Hochgesang served as VP, General Counsel of Surf Airlines Inc., a private membership-based airline, as Senior Corporate Counsel of Rentech, Inc., a publicly held energy and natural resources company, and as VP, Assistant General Counsel of Opnext, Inc., a publicly held designer of fiber optic components and modules. Prior to those roles, Mr. Hochgesang practiced corporate law at the Los Angeles office of Latham & Watkins LLP from 2003 to 2008. Mr. Hochgesang holds a B.A. degree from the University of Southern California and a J.D. degree from the University of Michigan Law School.

          • Janet Liu

            Vice President of Quality and Organization Performance

            Janet Liu
            Vice President of Quality and Organization Performance

            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.

            • Gyo Shinozaki

              Vice President of Marketing

              Gyo Shinozaki
              Vice President of Marketing

              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.

              • Kou-Wei Wang, Ph.D.

                Vice President and General Manager of Optical Semiconductors

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                Vice President and General Manager of Optical Semiconductors

                Dr. Kou-Wei Wang is Vice President and General Manager of Optical Semiconductors for EMCORE Corporation, joining in August of 2017. Dr. Wang has more than 30 years of successful experience in optoelectronic components for optical communications. Dr. Wang started his career with AT&T Bell Labs in 1985, and from 1997 to 2002, Dr. Wang lead the undersea component development efforts for Lucent Technologies and Agere Systems.  From 2007 to 2013, Dr. Wang served as Vice President and General Manager for CyOptics, Inc., growing them into the prime supplier of optical components for the Asia market. From 2013 to 2017, Dr. Wang served as Marketing and Product Development Director for the Fiber Optical Products Divisions of Avago and Broadcom. Dr. Wang receives his Bachelor Degree from National Taiwan University, and Ph.D. from University of Southern California, both in Electrical Engineering.   

                • David Wojciechowski

                  Vice President of Sales

                  David Wojciechowski
                  Vice 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.

                  • Genzao Zhang, Ph.D.

                    Vice President of Engineering

                    Genzao Zhang,
                    Vice President of Engineering

                    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.

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