Calegari Joins CoreOptics

Gianfranco Calegari has joined CoreOptics Inc. as the vice president of operations

August 12, 2004

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NUREMBERG, Germany and MANCHESTER, N.H. -- CoreOptics Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of 40Gb/s and 10Gb/s optical networking subsystems, today announced that Gianfranco Calegari has joined the company as the Vice President of Operations.

Mr. Gianfranco Calegari brings in more than 25 years of experience in the field of production and operations of Information Technology and Telecommunication product lines. Most recently, Mr. Calegari was in charge of Cisco’s new product introduction and test development activities in Italy. Prior to Joining Cisco through acquisition of Pirelli Photonics in 1999, Mr. Calegari spent fours years as the Director of Operations with Pirelli, where he built up the company’s manufacturing operations to support 150 million dollar of annual revenue in photonics gears. Prior to his successful career at Pirelli Photonics, Mr. Calegari was with Telettra/Alcatel where he was the plant manager, responsible for all aspects of a multi-site operation for the company’s radio product line. Previously, Mr. Gianfranco spent twelve years with IBM Italy Vimercate as the production and sales support manager.

“I am very pleased to announce the addition of Gianfranco to our leadership team” said Hamid Arabzadeh, CoreOptics President and CEO. “Gianfranco’s experience and expertise in ramping up manufacturing and final assembly/ test operations, will assist CoreOptics to achieve its objective of high volume production of our advanced transponder platforms and to deliver on our customer orders”

“I am quite impressed with CoreOptics product portfolio and their success with top tier-1 system providers” said Mr. Gianfranco Galegari ” I look forward to help the team to gain greater momentum in the marketplace.”

CoreOptics Inc.

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