Essient Names CEO

Ken Jones, former Vitesse VP, has been appointed President and CEO and member of the board of directors of Essient Photonics

December 3, 2002

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LONDON -- Lightspeed Europe -- Ken Jones, former Vitesse Vice President and General Manager of the Advanced Transmission Division, has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Essient Photonics, the Scottish-based company. Rounding out Essient’s strong executive team, Jones brings more than 15 years of leadership experience to the integrated III-V optoelectronic components supplier. While at Vitesse, Jones was responsible for marketing, design, and product release of network core and metro physical layer devices. Within the last year his teams released three distinct families of high-performance products. Jones also staffed and directed the design, marketing, and sales for a successful internally funded ‘start-up’ using proprietary III-V technology. “Ken is a tremendous asset to the dynamic Essient team, and we are thrilled to have him join as CEO,” said Mike Gera, Chairman of Essient and Partner with Pond Venture Partners. “A professional of such high caliber will help lead the company to further product and customer successes.” Essient Photonics Ltd.Lightspeed Europe 02

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