NeoPhotonics Appoints Industry Veteran to its Board of Directors
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 2, 2015--
NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN), a leading designer and
manufacturer of advanced hybrid photonic integrated optoelectronic
modules and subsystems for bandwidth-intensive, high-speed
communications networks, today announced that Mr. Ihab Tarazi has been
appointed to its Board of Directors, effective October 27, 2015. Mr.
Tarazi will replace Allan Kwan, who is stepping down after serving on
the Board since 2008.
Mr. Tarazi serves as Chief Technology Officer at Equinix, Inc. where he
is responsible for Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®)
network operations, datacenter platform strategy, leading the next
generation technology and innovation function and contributing to the
company's cloud initiatives. Mr. Tarazi brings 25 years of experience in
the telecommunication business.
Before joining Equinix, Mr. Tarazi served as Verizon's Vice President of
Enterprise Network Services where he helped drive product strategy, life
cycle management, technology and development for its network products
including IP, Ethernet and transport to support retail and wholesale
customers. He also was the chairman of the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF).
Mr. Tarazi received his Master of Engineering in Telecommunications
Management from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelor of
Engineering in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of
“We are very pleased to have Ihab join our Board of Directors. His
extensive background in the telecommunications industry and deep
technology experience will provide the Board with valuable insights into
the ongoing evolution of our addressable markets," said Tim Jenks,
NeoPhotonics Chairman and CEO. "I would also like to take the
opportunity to thank Allan Kwan for his many contributions to the
company over the past several years and wish him all the very best in
his future endeavors."
NeoPhotonics is a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced hybrid
photonic integrated optoelectronic modules and subsystems for
bandwidth-intensive, high-speed communications networks. The Company’s
products enable cost-effective, high-speed data transmission and
efficient allocation of bandwidth over communications networks.
NeoPhotonics maintains headquarters in San Jose, California and ISO
9001:2000 certified engineering and manufacturing facilities in Silicon
Valley (USA), Japan and China. For additional information visit www.neophotonics.com.
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