This excerpt taken from the MRVC DEF 14A filed Apr 27, 2007.
EXECUTIVE OFFICERS OF THE COMPANY
Biographies of the current executive officers of the Company are set forth below, excluding Mr. Noam Lotans and Dr. Shlomo Margalits biographies, which are included under Director Nominees above.
Kevin Rubin, 32, became Chief Financial Officer in December 2005. Since April 2002, Mr. Rubin has served as Vice President of Finance and Corporate Compliance Officer of MRV. From 1995 through March 2002, Mr. Rubin was employed by Arthur Andersen LLP providing services to a broad array of high-tech companies ranging from small private companies to public companies with market capitalizations in excess of $1 billion. Mr. Rubin holds a bachelor of science degree in business economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and is a certified public accountant.
Near Margalit, 34, Ph.D. re-joined MRV in May 2002 as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. In February 2003, Dr. Margalit was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Luminent, Inc. From 1998 until re-joining MRV, Dr. Margalit was founder, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer for Zaffire, Inc., a DWDM Metro Platform company, which was acquired by Centerpoint in October 2001. At Zaffire, Dr. Margalit was responsible for product vision and architecture of integrating DWDM and SONET technology. Prior to founding Zaffire, Dr. Margalit was employed by MRV, both in the optical component and networking divisions. Dr. Margalit holds a bachelor of science degree in applied physics from Caltech and a Ph.D. in optoelectronics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Michael Blust, 31, became Vice President of Finance in December 2005. From August 2002 to December 2005, Mr. Blust had served as the Corporate Controller of MRV. From 1999 through June 2002, Mr. Blust was employed by Arthur Andersen LLP providing services to a wide range of high-tech and manufacturing companies in both the public and private sector. Mr. Blust graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a bachelor of science degree in business economics and is a certified public accountant.