Mr. Lee has served as our President and Chief Operating Officer since May 2013 and as our Chief Operating Officer since August 2008. Mr. Lee joined the company in August 2000 and held positions as Production Manager, Product Engineering Manager, Director of Product Engineering and since April 2005, Senior Director of PLM and Operations. In May 2007, Mr. Lee was promoted to Vice President of Marketing and PLM, responsible of managing activities in PLM, Manufacturing, R&D and Strategic Planning. Mr. Lee received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University and his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University.
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Yin has served as Chief Financial Officer since August 2007 and as our Executive Vice President since April 2010. Prior to that, Shirley served as Vice President Finance and Acting CFO and was also Oplink's Controller for five years. Prior to joining Oplink, Shirley spent several years in public accounting with PricewaterhouseCoopers. She received a Bachelor of Economics in Business Management from Zhongshan University in China and an M.S. in Accountancy from the University of Southern California. She is a Certified Public Accountant.
Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales
Ms. Gong has served as our Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales since May 2013. Ms. Gong was promoted to Vice President of Worldwide Sales in February 2003. Ms. Gong has been with the company since January 1998, previously acting as Sales Manager, Sales Director and Sr. Director of Sales. Before joining Oplink, Ms. Gong spent three years as Division Manager and Sales Manager of MP Fiber Optics (now Global Opticom). Prior to that, she spent five years in China as an architect. Ms. Gong received her B. S. in Architecture from Harbin Institute University and completed graduate studies in Civil Engineering at the University of Iowa.
Stephen M. Welles
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Mr. Welles has served as our Senior Vice President and General Counsel since May 2013. Mr. Welles joined the company in May 2008 as our Vice President and General Counsel. Mr. Welles brings with him more than a decade of technology law experience with leading law firms, most recently with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto. Prior to that he was with Ropes & Gray in Boston. He received his J.D. from Georgetown University and a B.A. in Economics from Boston College.
Chief Commercial Officer, VP of PLM & BD
Dr. Liu has served as our Chief Commercial Officer since April 2014 and as Vice President of Product Line Management and Business Development since October 2009. Dr. Liu joined Oplink in 2000 and held a variety of management positions in Business Development, Reliability Engineering, Field Application Engineering, Customer Technical Support, Manufacturing Engineering and Production Management during his nearly 8-year tenure; he rejoined Oplink in 2009. From 2007 to 2009, Dr. Liu was with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) North America in Account Management. Dr. Liu also serves as a member of the Board of Directors in a privately held company in thin-film coatings. Dr. Liu received his M.S. from the University of Toronto, and B.S. and Ph.D. both in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley.
General Manager of China
Miss Yuan has served as our General Manager of China since June 2008. Miss
Yuan joined the company in September 2000 as our Deputy General Manager of Engineering & Manufacturing, Zhuhai Oplink. In November 2002, Miss Yuan was promoted to Vice President of Sales and Marketing, China. Before joining Oplink, Miss Yuan was Vice President of ADF Fiber Co., Ltd. Prior to ADF, Miss Yuan spent five years as a Senior Engineer in the Optical Communications Department of Shenzhen Kaifa Technology Inc. Ms. Yuan received her B.S. in Magnetic Physics & Devices from Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST) and her M.S. in Physics from Shanghai University of Science & Technology.
Senior Vice President of Engineering
Mr. Li has served as our Senior Vice President of Engineering since April 2010. From November 2003 to March 2010, Mr. Li found success in various positions including Vice President of Engineering, Director of OMS Engineering, and Manager of Subsystems. Mr. Li has more than 16 years of experience in telecom and datacom industries. Prior to joining Oplink, Mr. Li spent six years as Senior System Designer at Riverstone Networks and Anda Networks. Earlier in his career, Mr. Li served as Senior System Architect for SDH transmission system at Fiberhome for six years. Mr. Li received his B.S. from Wuhan University and M.S. in Optical Communication System from Wuhan Research Institute under the Ministry of Information Industry (MII), China.
Vice President of Marketing
Dr. Lin has served as our VP of Marketing since August 2008. Dr. Lin joined Oplink in January 2001, and has held the positions of Product Line Manager, Manager of FAE & Technical Support, Senior Customer Engineer and Senior Director of Technical Marketing and Customer Support. Prior to joining Oplink, Dr. Lin was Director of Technology at Liquidmetal Golf in Laguna Niguel, California. Dr. Lin received his B.S. in Physics from the University of Science and Technology of China, and his M.S. and PhD in Applied Physics from California Institute of Technology (Caltech).
VP of BD & GM, Active Product Line
Dr. Rang-Chen (Ryan) Yu has served as GM, Active Product Line since March 2014 and as Vice President of Business Development since April 2009. Prior to joining Oplink, Dr. Yu was Global Vice President of Product development of Source Photonics from 2007 to 2009. He was Vice President of Datacom and Telecom of Fiberxon from 2004 to 2007 before merged with LuminentOIC into Source Photonics. Prior to Fiberxon, He served various senior management and technical positions with Agility Communication (acquired by JDSU), Cinta Networks and SDL (acquired by JDSU). Dr. Yu received Ph.D. in Solid State Physics from University of Pennsylvania, and B.S. in Physics from Peking University.
Vice President of Technology, Active Components
Dr. Chuang has served as our Vice President of Technology, Active Components since December 2012 and previously as our General Manager of Active Business Unit since February 2009. Dr. Chuang joined Oplink in Oct. 2007 from the acquisition of Optical Communication Products Inc., and has held the position of GM for OCP Asia, a former subsidiary of OCP Inc. and a subsidiary of Oplink after OCP acquisition. Prior to joining Oplink, Dr. Chuang was CTO and Executive Vice President with GigaComm Corp., which became OCP Asia after it was acquired by OCP Inc. in August 2006. Dr. Chuang was Vice President of Technology, Sales and Marketing with LuminentOIC before he left the company in 2002. Dr. Chuang received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of California, Santa Barbara.
Vice President of Supply Chain Management
Dr. Yang has served as our Vice President of Supply Chain Management since August 2008. From January 1999, Dr. Yang found success in various positions including, Corporate Vice President of Operations, General Manager of China Operations, CEO Staff, Vice President of Global Manufacturing/Operations, Senior Director of R&D and Optical Engineer. Prior to joining Oplink, Dr.
Yang spent six years as Director of the Research Institute of Optoelectronics at China Daheng Corporation, a high tech photonic company under the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), from March 1993 to January 1999. In addition to authoring several publications, he owns four patents and was twice named Outstanding Researcher by CAS. He is a member of the Optical Society of China as well as the International Society of Optical Engineering. Dr. Yang received his B. S., M. S. and Ph.D. in Optical Engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology, China.