Ex-Alcatel Prez Joins Scottish Startup

EDINBURGH, U.K. -- Pearse Flynn, formerly president of the carrier networking group at Alcatel, has been appointed non-executive chairman at Terahertz Photonics Ltd, a high-tech optical components specialist, headquartered in Scotland. He joins the board at Terahertz to advise on how to maximise the potential of their proprietary technologies, and help guide the company's development as a global telecoms enabler in the optical sector. Prior to his role at Alcatel, Pearse was CEO at Newbridge Networks Corporation, of Canada, and VP of Customer Service at Compaq in the US. Pearse has over 16 years' experience in driving international growth and development strategies for high-tech companies.

Mike Powell has also been appointed to the board as a non-executive Director. Mike has 14 years experience in managing technology enterprises in the optical sector. He successfully directed the IPO of IOC International, his first start-up company, which has subsequently been acquired by the NASDAQ quoted SDLI.

Ian Muirhead, CEO at Terahertz said: "We already have a strong management team in place, in addition to the right technologies and research developments, but having Pearse and Mike on board will give us the extra strength to grow our presence in the optical sector and compete on a global basis."

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