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January 10, 2007
FREMONT, Calif. -- Santur Corporation, the leading manufacturer of reliable tunable semiconductor laser products for the global telecommunications industry, today announced the appointment of Paul Meissner as CEO. Paul is an industry veteran with over 18 years of leadership experience in optics and semiconductors. He joins Santur from Coherent, where he most recently served as the EVP of Global Business Operations. Prior to that, Paul held several executive management and technology leadership positions at KLA-Tencor and Applied Materials. In addition, he advises entrepreneurs through the Global Social Benefit Incubator at Santa Clara University, and through the Digital Visions Program at Stanford University. Paul holds an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley in materials science and engineering, and he obtained both his masters and doctorate degrees in materials science and engineering from Stanford University.
“We are very pleased that Paul has joined the outstanding Santur management team,” said Pierre Lamond, partner at Sequoia Capital and director of Santur. “Paul’s proven track record and his vision to extend our leadership as the world’s leading tunable laser company will be critical to delivering tunability to the telecom market.”
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