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Management Team

Dr. Larry R Marshall | Chairman & CEO

Managing Director at Southern Cross Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley & Sydney. Previously Managing Director of Arasor which he took public in 2006 (ASX:ARR). Dr Marshall has founded 6 successful US companies over the past 20 years, in biotechnology, photonics, telecommunications, and semiconductors; driving 2 to successful IPOs, and 4 high-return trade-sales. He was Chairman of AOC, and of Intersymbol, an Intel company, which was acquired by Finisar (Nasdaq:FNSR). He was CEO of Translucent, optical Silicon, acquired by Silex (ASX:SLX). CEO of Lightbit manufacturing optical processors which merged with Arasor in 2004. He was CEO of Light Solutions where he rolled out the first visible semiconductor lasers and formed Iridex, which went public in 1996 (Nasdaq:IRIX). He ran Technical Programs at Fibertek. He holds 20 patents protecting numerous commercial products, and has over 100 publications and presentations. He received a prestigious Federation Fellowship, chaired Advanced Solid State Photonics, sits on the Advisory Board of Laser Focus World and holds Board positions on Arasor, RIO, Mocana & SXVP. Larry was born in Sydney Australia, and received his BS Honors from Macquarie University (Sydney), and PhD from the Commonwealth Centre of Excellence.

Lew Stolpner | VP Product Management

More than 20 years of R&D, product engineering and management experience in electro-optics, fiber optics and integrated optics - K2 Optronics (now EMCORE), Tyco/AMP, PhotoVac Technology, DuPont de Nemours - M.Sc. in Applied Physics from Vilnius University, Lithuania.

Dr. Georgios Margaritis | VP Engineering and Quality

16 years of experience in optical, semiconductor, and electronic component and system quality, reliability, manufacturing, engineering and development - K2Optronics, Philips Semiconductors, VLSI Technology, Hewlett-Packard - Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from M.I.T.

Jeff Coburn | VP Finance

18 years experience in International Financial Management and law - Pericom Semiconductor Corporation, Callidus Software, and PCTEL, inc. - B.S. in Finance from CSU Fresno, J.D. from McGeorge School of Law, U.O.P.