Conrad Burke Joins Capella's Board

Capella Photonics appoints industry insider Conrad Burke to its board of directors

April 13, 2005

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Capella Photonics, Inc., a leader in wavelength selective switch (WSS) modules for use in reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer (ROADM) and optical cross connect (OXC) applications, announced today the appointment of Conrad Burke to its Board of Directors. Conrad brings to the board over 15 years of proven expertise guiding innovative optical component and subsystem technologies into the commercial market.

“The addition of Conrad to our board enhances a high profile team already rich with experience in the communications systems and service provider market segments," said Larry Schwerin, President and CEO of Capella Photonics. "The vision and accessibility of such world-class counsel is invaluable at a small communications technology company like Capella."

"I am delighted at this opportunity to be on the board of Capella Photonics," said Conrad. "The Company is delivering a unique and value-added solution that can truly advance the provisioning of broadband services," he added.

Conrad Burke, most recently Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales for Bookham Inc., began his career in communications in 1989 as a research engineer at NEC Corporations' Central Research Laboratories in Japan. In 1992 he joined AT&T where his responsibilities included management positions in engineering, marketing and product management and spanned North America, Europe and Asia.

In 1999, Burke assumed management responsibilities for Lucent Technologies' integrated network modules business. In early 2000 Burke joined OMM, an early stage startup company developing optical switching subsystems, as Senior Vice President for Marketing, Sales and Business Development.

In early 2003, Burke became a Venture Partner at Sevin Rosen Funds, a leading US-based venture capital firm.

Capella Photonics Inc.

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