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11 September 2015

Finisar's CEO Eitan Gertel resigns

Fiber-optic communications component and subsystem maker Finisar Corp of Sunnyvale, CA, USA says that its board of directors had accepted the resignation of CEO & director Eitan Gertel. Executive chairman Jerry Rawls will continue to serve as principal executive and will also assume the title of CEO.

"On behalf of the entire board, we thank Eitan Gertel for his contributions to Finisar," says Robert Stephens, lead director of the board of directors.

"Since joining the company in 2008 in connection with the Optium merger, Eitan has played an important role in Finisar's success as the world's largest supplier of optical transceivers and subsystems," says Rawls. "We appreciate Eitan's leadership and the important strategic initiatives he has driven for the company," he adds.  

"Jerry, who has a proven track record with our employees, partners and customers and has been our co-principal executive officer, will now provide additional leadership as our chief executive officer," comments Stephens. 

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