EFFECT Photonics Extends Leadership Team

EFFECT Photonics Extends Leadership Team

Seasoned industry executives appointed as Senior Vice President of Product Development, Vice President of Operations and Global Head of Human Resources

Eindhoven, The Netherlands

EFFECT Photonics, a leading developer of highly integrated optical solutions, today announced the extension of its executive leadership team as it positions itself for continued rapid growth and long-term success.

“EFFECT Photonics is at a pivotal stage of growth. To capitalize on our unique market opportunity and to achieve our goal of leveraging our integrated optical technologies to deliver solutions that disrupt the status quo, it was time to expand our leadership team to achieve this mission. We are thrilled and excited to have these new leaders on board and the experience they bring in order to help us chart the course for the opportunity ahead.”

Roberto Marcoccia, CEO, EFFECT Photonics

Leading EFFECT Photonics product development from concept to production, Dr. Ted Schmidt will serve as the company’s Senior Vice President of Product Development. An accomplished technical leader and technology pathfinder, Ted has over 20 years of fiberoptic transceiver development experience, delivering advanced optical technologies for industry leaders such as Lumentum, Juniper Networks, OpNext, and Stratalight Communications. With a PhD in Physics, is an inventor on 45 US patents and has authored numerous books, papers and articles in the field of optical communications.

To oversee EFFECT Photonics’ new operational structure including management of its supply chain and to work with its microelectronics ecosystem industry partners, Tony Englese joins the company as Vice President of Operations. Tony is an expert manufacturing and operations professional with a wide range of experience at companies such as Juniper Networks, Aurrion and Xsigo Systems (acquired by Oracle). 

As EFFECT Photonics Global Head of Resources, Veronique Gremmen-de Groot is responsible for supporting the company’s growth and evolution and for management of all people-related activities. Veronique has an extensive background in Human Resources and organizational development for various industries, having worked for global companies such as KPN, Office Depot, TenneT and Conclusion.  

About EFFECT Photonics

Where Light Meets Digital – EFFECT Photonics is a highly vertically integrated, independent optical systems company addressing the need for high-performance, affordable optic solutions driven by the ever-increasing demand for bandwidth and faster data transfer capabilities. Using our company’s field-proven digital signal processing and forward error correction technology and ultra-pure light sources, we offer compact form factors with seamless integration, cost efficiency, low power, and security of supply. By leveraging established microelectronics ecosystems, we aim to make our products affordable and available in high volumes to address the challenges in 5G and beyond, access-ready coherent solutions, and cloud and cloud edge services. For more information, please visit: www.effectphotonics.com. Follow EFFECT Photonics on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Media Contact:
Colleen Cronin
EFFECT Photonics

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