President, Chief Executive Officer, Director and Chairman of the Board
Timothy S. Jenks has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors since April 1998. From November 2002 until August 2005, Mr. Jenks also served as Chief Executive Officer of NanoGram Corporation, a nanomaterials applications company that we spun out, and that was acquired by Teijin Corporation. From November 2002 until March 2003, Mr. Jenks served as Chief Executive Officer and director of NanoGram Devices Corporation, a medical device battery company that we spun out and that was acquired by Greatbatch, Inc. Mr. Jenks served in positions of increasing responsibility at Raychem Corporation, a California-based materials engineering company that was acquired by Tyco International Ltd. (now TE Connectivity Ltd.) in 1998, including Vice President and General Manager of its electrical products division. Mr. Jenks is a former naval officer, and holds a master of business administration degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, a Master of Science degree in nuclear engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering and marine engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy.
Clyde Raymond Wallin
Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Clyde Raymond Wallin has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since December 2013. Mr. Wallin served as Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Micrel, Inc. from January 2009 until October 2013, during which time he was responsible for both accounting and finance matters, and was additionally Vice President of Human Resources at Micrel from January 2010 until October 2013, during which time he was responsible for all human resource related matters. Mr. Wallin has more than 30 years of experience in the high technology industry. From 2000 to 2009 he served in several Chief Financial Officer roles including iWatt, Kendin Communications, and at Sipex Corporation where he also served as its Treasurer, Secretary and Principal Accounting Officer. Mr. Wallin previously held senior financial management positions with Cirrus Logic. He holds an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Chicago and a Bachelors of Science in Economics with Honors from the University of Oregon.
Benjamin L. Sitler
Senior Vice President of Global Sales
Benjamin L. Sitler has served as our Senior Vice President of Global Sales since August 2014. Mr. Sitler previously served as our Senior Vice President of Sales and Product Management from February 2013 to August 2014, as our Vice President of Global Sales from July 2007 to February 2013 and as our Vice President of Tunable Products from November 2006 to July 2007. From June 2003 until November 2006, Mr. Sitler served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Paxera Corporation, a provider of tunable lasers, which was acquired by us in November 2006. From December 2002 until May 2003, Mr. Sitler served as Vice President of Business Development of JCP Photonics, Inc., a tunable fiber laser company. From November 1999 until September 2002, Mr. Sitler served as Vice President of Worldwide Sales of Lightwave Microsystems Corporation, a communications equipment company that was acquired by us in 2003. From 1984 until 1999, Mr. Sitler served in a variety of positions for Raychem Corporation. Mr. Sitler is a former naval officer, and holds a master of business administration degree from the Anderson School of Business at the University of California, Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy.
Raymond Cheung, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Raymond Cheung has served as NeoPhotonics’ Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since November 2008 and previously served as NeoPhotonics’ Vice President of Research and Development in NeoPhotonics (China) Co., Ltd. from September 2007 to October 2008 and Vice President of Product Engineering in NeoPhotonics (China) Co., Ltd. from June 2007 to August 2007. From April 2004 until May 2007, Dr. Cheung served as Director of SAE Magnetics (TDK Corp), a hard disc drive magnetic heads design and manufacturing company, being responsible for the manufacturing operations of BU8-OCC in Dongguan, China. Dr. Cheung has also held various senior technical, operations and management positions with Hong Kong Applied Science & Technology Research Institute and Philips Semiconductors. Dr. Cheung holds a Ph.D. in materials and mechanics from Cambridge University (UK) and a B.Eng. in mechanical engineering from King’s College London (UK).
G. Ferris Lipscomb, Ph.D.
Vice President of Marketing
G. Ferris Lipscomb, Ph.D. has served as NeoPhotonics’ Vice President of Marketing since November 2002 and additional served as Vice President and General Manager from February 2013 to August 2014. From January 1999 until October 2002, Dr. Lipscomb served as Vice President of Marketing of Lightwave Microsystems Corporation, which was acquired by NeoPhotonics. From January 1993 until December 1998, Dr. Lipscomb served in various positions including as General Manager and Executive Vice President at Akzo Nobel Electronic Products, Inc., a division of a multinational materials company. From September 1983 until December 1993, Dr. Lipscomb served in various positions including Chief Scientist for Photonics and Lightwave Technology in the Research and Development Division of Lockheed Missiles & Space Company. From September 1981 until August 1983, Dr. Lipscomb served on the Technical Staff of the TRW Technology Research Center. Dr. Lipscomb holds a doctorate degree in solid state physics from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor of science degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Wupen Yuen, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President and General Manager
Wupen Yuen, Ph.D. has served as our Senior Vice President and General Manager since August 2014. Mr. Yuen previously served as our Senior Vice President of Product and Technology Development from October 2012 to August 2014, as our Vice President of Product Development and Engineering from September 2006 to October 2012 and prior to that as our Director of Business Development since joining us in January 2005. From August 2002 until December 2004, Dr. Yuen served as Chief Technology Officer of Bandwidth9, Inc., a telecommunications tunable laser company. Dr. Yuen holds a doctorate degree in electrical engineering and a master of science in electrical engineering from Stanford University and a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University.
Senior Vice President of Human Resources
Ian Gray is Senior Vice President of Human Resources and has led our HR organization since 2007. He is responsible for aligning the people and organization with business priorities. He has significant global management experience having managed and supported employee groups in the United States, Europe and Asia, delivering HR programs to promote business and individual success. Mr. Gray has led the HR function most recently at @Road, Inc., and previously at Business Objects and CellNet Data Systems. He has led HR functions globally at Raychem and at Allied Colloids plc in the UK. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Wales.