Former Int'l Rectifier CEO to Head Viavi

Oleg Khaykin takes over as CEO of the company, replacing Richard Belluzzo, who had been running Viavi on an interim basis.

February 2, 2016

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MILIPITAS, Calif. -- Viavi Solutions has hired Oleg Khaykin, who once served as the CEO of International Rectifier, as its new president and chief executive officer.

Khaykin replaces interim president and CEO Richard E. Belluzzo, who will retain his position as chairman of the company's board of directors, a position he has held since 2012. Belluzzo took over after the departure of Tom Waechter in August 1, 2015, who stepped down after JDSU split into into Viavi and Lumentum.

Immediately prior to joining Viavi, Khaykin was a senior advisor with Silver Lake Partners. He led International Rectifier from 2008 until its acquisition by Infineon in January of 2015. He has also served as chief operating officer of Amkor Technology and vice president of strategy & business development at Conexant Systems. He began his career as an engineer at Motorola.

Belluzzo said, “Oleg is an accomplished technology CEO with an impressive track record, including the success in transforming International Rectifier. The board feels Oleg is an excellent choice to capitalize on our recent progress and lead the company to achieve our goals of growth and expanded profitability. I look forward to working with Oleg to ensure a successful transition.”

Viavi Solutions Inc.

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