JDSU spin-off Lumentum appoints former Finisar, NeoPhotonics marketing chief as head of datacom products

Nov. 9, 2015
Lumentum appoints industry veteran to leadership role.

JDSU spin-off company Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) announced that Chris Pfistner was appointed as the company's vice president, product line management, datacom products.

As stated by a Lumentum press release, "Pfistner will focus on the datacom market, and ensure current and future Lumentum products deliver a compelling value proposition. This is a new position, and Mr. Pfistner will report to Alan Lowe, Lumentum's president and chief executive officer."

“Chris brings exceptional experience and additional depth to my staff as we implement initiatives to fully realize our Datacom revenue and marketing goals,” commented Lowe. “I look forward to working with Chris, and the rest of the executive team, to move the company to the next level.”

Pfistner brings over 20 years of marketing, product definition, and senior leadership experience to the Lumentum team. Most recently, he was senior director of marketing at Finisar. Before that, he was vice president of product marketing at NeoPhotonics. Prior to NeoPhotonics, Pfistner held various senior marketing, sales and PLM positions with Terawave, AFC and Pirelli. Pfistner earned his PhD in Applied Physics (Lasers) as well as his MSEE, and BSEE degrees from the University of Berne, Switzerland.

“I am excited to join Lumentum,” said Pfistner. “I share Alan's vision for Lumentum, and I welcome the opportunity to work with strong internal teams to define winning products and to capitalize on the rapidly expanding datacom transceiver market. We have a deep portfolio of proven technologies, strong relationships with top-tier customers, and a proven worldwide sales team. I am enthusiastic about leveraging our strengths to deliver differentiated, customer-focused solutions.”

For more information, visit www.lumentum.com.

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