Friday, June 7, 2013

Oclaro Names Greg Dougherty CEO

Oclaro named Greg Dougherty as its new CEO, replacing the retiring Alain Couder, who is also stepping down as the company's chairman.  Oclaro's board of directors names Marissa Peterson as its new chair.

"On behalf of the entire board, we thank Alain Couder for his contributions to Oclaro," said Marissa Peterson, chair of the board of directors, Oclaro. "Since joining the company in 2007, Alain has played an important role in transforming the company from a small optical component company called Bookham into an industry leader. As we look ahead, Oclaro's new CEO, Greg Dougherty brings significant operational experience in the optical industry. We look forward to working closely with Greg as we navigate through the current challenging financial situation."

Greg Dougherty has served as an Oclaro board member since 2009. He previously served as chief operating officer of JDSU, and chief operating officer of SDL.

Prior to Oclaro, Dougherty served as a director of Avanex from April 2005 to April 2009, when Avanex and Bookham merged to create Oclaro.

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