Near Margalit, Ph.D., has served as Chief Executive Officer of Source Photonics since February 2003, and has been on our Board of Directors since 2010. From February 2003 to July 2007 he also served as our President. From May 2002 until February 2003, he served MRV as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development.From 1998 until May 2003, Dr. Margalit was founder, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer for Zaffire, Inc., a DWDM Metro Platform company, which was acquired by Centerpoint in October 2001. At Zaffire, Dr. Margalit was responsible for product vision and architecture of integrating DWDM and SONET technology. Prior to founding Zaffire, Dr. Margalit was employed by MRV, both in the optical component and networking divisions. Dr. Margalit earned a Bachelor of Science degree in applied physics from the California Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in optoelectronics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Alexis Black Bjorlin, Ph.D., has served as our President since July 2007, and has been on our Board of Directors since 2010. From February 2005 through July 2007, she served as our Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. From March 2003 through February 2005, Dr. Black Bjorlin served as our Vice President, Product Line Management and Corporate Marketing. From June 2002 through February, 2003, she was Director of Product Management for MRV. Prior to this, she served as Chief Optical Architect for Zaffire, Inc, a DWDM Metropolitan Networks company, which was acquired by Centerpoint Broadband Technologies in October 2001. Dr. Black Bjorlin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in Optoelectronics from University of California, Santa Barbara.
Brett Chloupek has served as our Chief Financial Officer since December 2006. In June 2007, Mr. Chloupek was appointed as our corporate Secretary. From April 2006 to December 2006, Mr. Chloupek served Jabil Circuit, Inc. (NYSE: JBL), a global leader in electronics manufacturing, as Vice President International Finance. From March 2003 to April 2006, Mr. Chloupek served Celetronix USA, Inc., an Asia based electronics manufacturing company, as Vice President International Finance (Celetronix USA, Inc. was acquired by Jabil Circuit, Inc.). From March 2001 to April 2003, Mr. Chloupek served Brush Engineered Materials (NYSE: BW) as Division Controller for their optoelectronics division, Zentrix. Mr. Chloupek received his Bachelors degree in business from Arizona State University, his M.B.A. from the American University in Washington, D.C. and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and Certified Management Accountant (inactive).
Thomas Liljeberg, Ph.D., serves as our Senior VP Product Line Management. From 2008 to 2012, Dr. Liljeberg served as our Senior VP of Product Development and PLM. Prior to this, Dr. Liljeberg served as our Global Vice President, Product Management and Marketing from July 2006, and has served in various roles since 2004. From September 2001 to September 2004, Dr. Liljeberg was with Agility Communications, a tunable laser company, where he worked on component design and program management for widely tunable lasers and transmitter products. Dr. Liljeberg holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Technical University of Denmark, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from University of California, Santa Barbara.
Dr. Amit Nagra serves as Source Photonics' Executive VP Operations. Prior to this role, he served as the Global VP, Supply Chain and Operations Planning from 2009 to 2010. Dr. Nagra also held the position of Vice President, Systems and Global Planning from July 2007 to December 2008. In this role, he was in-charged of Global Supply Chain and Operations Planning as well as the architecture of the Oracle ERP system, Advanced Supply Chain Planning module, and Analysis Tools Development. Dr. Nagra has been with Source Photonics since June 2005 and has held positions as Director of Operations and Director of New Product Introduction. Prior to his employment at Source Photonics, he worked at Phasebridge, Inc. (acquired by EMCORE Corporation) as the technical/program lead on optoelectronic integration efforts from March 2001 to June 2005. Dr. Nagra holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Business and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Weiming Li has served as our General Manager, China since July 2008. Previously, Mr. Li served Source Photonics as VP Operations from December 2007 to July 2008. Prior to joining Source Photonics, Mr. Li served Auxora Networks as VP Operations and GM. From November 2003 through September 2006, Mr Li held the positions of VP Manufacturing of Photop Group & GM of Photop Koncent, located in Fuzhou, China. From April 1999 through July 2003, Mr Li served as Global VP Cooperation and General Manager of both Oplink China and Zhuhai Oplink Communictions Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Oplink, Inc. [NASDQ: Oplk], and has also served as Oplink's VP Business Development. Prior to these posts, Mr. Li held various positions from 1982 through 1999 in General Management, Technology Strategy, and Product Development management in various fiber optic, industrial automation, and machinery industries in both the US and in China. Mr. Li holds a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Chong Qing University in Chong Qing, PRC, and a Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Systems Control from San Jose State University.
Chief Operating Officer and General Manager, Taiwan
Yu-Heng Jan, Ph.D., has served as our Chief Operating Officer and General Manager for our Taiwan operations since July 2007. From March 2003 to July 2007, Dr. Jan served as the Chief Operating Officer and General Manager for the Taiwan facility of our wholly-owned subsidiary LuminentOIC, Inc. From September 2000 to March 2003, Dr. Jan was the Vice President of the optical component division of MRV, where he managed numerous research and development programs on semiconductor lasers, receivers and optical transceivers. Dr. Jan received his M.S. degree from National Taiwan University in 1990 with research topics of AlGaAs Semiconductor Lasers and Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors. He received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering in 1997 from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he focused on InP based tunable lasers and tunable receivers. Dr. Jan is currently a member of IEEE.