Giorgio Anania joins the Board of Directors of Cube Optics AG
Until earlier this year, Giorgio held the position of CEO of Bookham since February 2001, a company which he helped take public on NASDAQ in 2000 and where revenues grew from zero to $220 million per year in the period, through acquisitions and internal development. Prior to CEO, Giorgio served as Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing since joining Bookham in 1998.
Previously Giorgio was Vice President for Sales, Marketing and Business Development at Flamel Technologies (NASQAQ: FLML), a French medical equipment company, which he helped take public in 1996. Prior to this, Giorgio headed Strategic Marketing for Telecom at Raychem Corporation in California.Giorgio spent several years with Booz Allen in New York and OC&C in Paris as a strategy consultant. He has an MA from Oxford University in Physics and a PhD from Princeton University in Thermonuclear Fusion.
Dr. Francis Nedvidek, CEO of Cube Optics explained: "Giorgio has been working with us on refining the company’s strategy since May. The management team, the Supervisory Board and I greatly appreciate his contributions and are extremely happy that he accepted to formally joining our Supervisory Board".
From its headquarters in Mainz, Cube Optics is commercially exploiting a range of optical components and modules, based on its low-cost active/passive integration platform, tailored to the demands of the access network. The company is enjoying significant revenue growth driven by the rising demand in telecommunications, cable, video distribution applications and sensing.
Regarding Cube Optics, Giorgio commented: "It has been a pleasure working with Francis and his team. The company has developed a range of products strongly positioned to address the requirements of broadband access networks and demonstrates great potential for the next generation 100 G platforms.
Dr. Nedvidek added, "We are all looking forward to working closely with Giorgio in realizing the next chapter in our growth and development. Taking an OEM`s perspective, Giorgio’s experience complements the Board’s network and operations experience perfectly".
HUBER+SUHNER Cube Optics AG
Cube Optics sells a family of ultra-compact optical components, modules and solutions tailored to the demands of the access network. The Company's innovative active/passive optical packaging platform enables it to provide outsideplant Telcordia approved, bandwidth enhancing solutions at compelling price points. This ultra-compact packaging platform leverages advanced microinjection molding techniques and enables network operators to realize low-cost, high performance architectures for both large and small network deployments and legacy infrastructure upgrades. Cube Optics' products have been implemented in a wide variety of applications including local loop unbundling, HFC capacity upgrades, FTTX roll-outs as well as in equipment for the test and measurement of access networks. The Company is based in Mainz, Germany.