This excerpt taken from the OPLK DEF 14A filed Oct 5, 2007.
Information Concerning the Nominee and Continuing Directors
The following table and paragraphs set forth the name and age of the nominee and each current director of Oplink whose term of office continues after the upcoming meeting, the principal occupation of each during the past five years and the period during which each has served as a director of Oplink. Information as to the stock ownership of each of our directors and all of our current executive officers as a group is set forth below under Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management. There are no family relationships between any director or executive officer.
Nominee for Election as Class I Director Serving for a Term Expiring in 2010
Joseph Y. Liu. Mr. Liu, one of our founders, has served as our Chief Executive Officer and President since October 2002, and has served as a member of our Board of Directors since our inception in 1995. Previously, Mr. Liu served as our Chief Executive Officer from September 1999 to November 2001, and served as our Chairman of the Board of Directors from our inception in 1995 through May 2000 and again from November 2001 to August 2002. From 1994 to 1995, Mr. Liu was the General Partner of Techlink Technology Ventures. Prior to 1994, Mr. Liu spent ten years as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Techlink Semiconductor and Equipment Corp., a semiconductor equipment and technology company. Mr. Liu also served as a director of InterVideo, Inc., a DVD software provider, which was subsequently acquired by Corel Corporation in December 2006. Mr. Liu received his B.S. from Chinese Cultural University, Taiwan and his M.S. from California State University, Chico.
Class II Directors Continuing In Office Term Expiring In 2008
Chieh Chang. Mr. Chang has been a member of our Board of Directors since September 1995. From February 2000 to February 2003, Mr. Chang served as Chief Executive Officer of Programmable Microelectronics Company, Inc. (now Gingistek, Inc.), a fabless semiconductor design company. From April 1992 to August 1996, Mr. Chang was the Director of Technology at Cirrus Logic, Inc., a semiconductor company. Mr. Chang serves on the board of directors of Genesis Microchip, Inc., a semiconductor company. Mr. Chang received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the National Taiwan University and his M.S. in Electrical Engineering from UCLA.
Hua Lee. Mr. Lee has been a member of our Board of Directors since February 2006. Mr. Lee has been Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Santa Barbara since 1990. Prior to his tenure at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Mr. Lee was on the faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Mr. Lee received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the National Taiwan University, and M.S. and PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of California, Santa Barbara.
Class III Directors Continuing In Office Term Expiring In 2009
Jesse W. Jack. Mr. Jack has been a member of our Board of Directors since July 2002. Since January 2003, Mr. Jack has been self-employed as an attorney with The Law Offices of Jesse Jack. He is also the Vice President and General Counsel for I-Bus Corporation, a privately held company. From 1996 until January 2003, Mr. Jack was a partner in the law firm of Jack & Keegan, a California Limited Liability Partnership. Mr. Jack served on the board of directors of The Parkinsons Institute from 1988 through 2000. Mr. Jack received his B.S. from California State University, San Jose and his J.D. from Hastings College of Law.
Leonard J. LeBlanc. Mr. LeBlanc has been a member of our Board of Directors since July 2000 and became the chairman of the board in February 2006. From August 2000 until December 2004, Mr. LeBlanc was on the Board of Directors of eBest Inc., a private software company providing collaborative business management solutions. From February 2001 to September 2003, Mr. LeBlanc was Vice President of Corporate Development and Acting Chief Financial Officer of eBest Inc. Mr. LeBlanc was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Vantive Corporation, a customer relationship management software and solution company, from August 1998 to January 2000. From March 1996 to July 1997, Mr. LeBlanc was the Executive Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer at Infoseek Corporation, an Internet search and navigation company. From September 1993 to December 1994, Mr. LeBlanc served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration of GTECH Corporation, a manufacturer of lottery equipment and systems. From May 1987 to December 1992, Mr. LeBlanc served as Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer of Cadence Design Systems, Inc., an electronic design automation software company. Mr. LeBlanc also serves on the board of directors of AXT, Inc., a company involved with the manufacture and sale of high-performance compound semiconductor substrates. Mr. LeBlanc received his B.S. and M.S. from the College of Holy Cross, and his masters degree in finance from George Washington University.