In prep for brand exit, JDSU reveals split companies' exec rosters, microsites

JDSU pre-launches microsites for the two companies that will result from its planned split in the third quarter of this year.

JDSU announces board members for spin-off companies
JDSU announces board members for spin-off companies

As noted by Stephen Hardy for CablingInstall.com's sister brand Lightwave, a chronicler of the fiber-optic telecommunications sphere: "JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) [reportedly] has established microsites for the two companies that will result from its planned split in the third quarter of this year. The sites, among other info, reveal the planned executive structure of the two emerging companies, as well as their respective logos.

Current JDSU staffers will form the leadership teams of the two companies, although in a few instances, those executives are recent hires. As previously announced, current JDSU head Thomas Waechter will lead Viavi Solutions, the new home for the company's network and service enablement businesses and its optical security and performance products. Alan Lowe, president of JDSU's Communications and Commercial Optical Products (CCOP) business unit, is CEO designate of the other company, Lumentum.

Viavi Brand Logo

The rest of Viavi's leadership team includes:

Rex Jackson, CFO
Paul McNab, chief marketing and strategy officer
Mike Burkhard, vice president, human resources
Sue Spradley, senior vice president and general manager, business operations and P&L, network and service enablement
Ralph Rondinone, senior vice president, global operations and services, network and service enablement
Dion Joannou, senior vice president, global sales, network and service enablement
Luke Scrivanich, senior vice president and general manager, optical security and performance products.

Joannou joined the company this past January, while McNab came aboard last September. The other executives have been with the company since at least 2013.

Lumentum Brand Logo

As for Lumentum, the following officers will join Lowe in running the company:

Aaron Tachibana, CFO
Craig Cocchi, senior vice president, operations
Vince Retort, senior vice president, R&D
Chris Coldren, vice president, strategy, corporate development, and marketing
Sharon Parker, vice president, human resources
Doug Alteen, vice president, product line management, optical communications
Alex Schoenfelder, vice president, product line management, commercial lasers
Shreyas Shah, senior vice president, chief information officer
Judy Hamel, general counsel
Andrea Milani, vice president, global sales.

Shah also joined the company this past January."

Watch a video of Lightwave's Stephen Hardy speaking with Alan Lowe at OFC 2015 in March to discuss the upcoming split - and what rampant speculation that Lumentum will be an acquisition target means for the company.



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