Eindhoven, July 1, 2022 – EFFECT Photonics announced today the appointment of Roberto Marcoccia as Interim Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Roberto currently serves as the company’s Chief Development and Strategy Officer, and he will also retain that role. This appointment follows James Regan’s decision to step down as CEO.
“I am truly proud of where EFFECT Photonics stands today and how much we’ve grown since I first met Boudewijn Docter and Tim Koene, and worked with them to build a company out of exciting technology,” said James. “The past decade has been hugely rewarding, and I have made many friends here, which makes the decision to leave very difficult. I feel, however, that the company now stands at the beginning of an important new phase in its development and that it is time for a fresh pair of hands to carry it forward on its journey.”
“We are forever grateful to James for his dedication and contributions to EFFECT Photonics throughout the years. His leadership helped us grow from a small start-up to a global company with over 250 employees,” said Steve Turley, Chairman of the Board. “While we are saddened to see James leave, we are excited for the next chapter and look forward to our promising road ahead.”
Roberto has extensive experience in the optical telecommunications industry having held leadership positions at Juniper Networks, Stratalight Communications, Calient Networks and more. He has previously served in an interim CEO role and has a proven track record of delivering innovative products to market while leading multi-disciplinary functional and engineering teams.
“I am honored to take on the interim CEO role at a pivotal time for EFFECT Photonics as we enter our next phase of growth,” said Roberto Marcoccia. “I look forward to building on the company’s vision and success, and to working with the team to democratize integrated optics technology for telecommunications and beyond.”
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About EFFECT Photonics
EFFECT Photonics is a highly vertically integrated, independent leader in integrated optics, addressing the need for high-performance, affordable solutions driven by the ever-increasing demand for bandwidth and faster data transfer capabilities. EFFECT Photonics is headquartered in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, with additional facilities in the UK, the US and Taiwan, and a worldwide network of sales partners. www.effectphotonics.com
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