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Our Management Team

With wide-ranging experience in all aspects of optoelectronics, our executive team share a vision of helping individuals and businesses benefit from the latest advances in communication technology.

Wei Zhu

Chairman of the Board and CEO

Wei received his Master of Science degree in Material Science and Engineering from Zhejiang University, China, and his PhD in Solid State Science from Pennsylvania State University, USA. Between 1990 and 1993, he was a visiting assistant professor at North Carolina State University, USA, before joining AT&T Bell Lab (later Lucent Technologies Bell Lab). He co-founded Broadex Technologies in 2003.

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Yong Ding

Executive Vice President and CTO

Yong gained his Master of Science degree in Material Science and Engineering from Zhejiang University, China, and his PhD in Optical Materials from the Shanghai Institute of Optical Precision Machinery, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has been an assistant professor at Okayama University, Japan, and an assistant research professor at the Center for Optics in the University of Arizona, USA. He worked at Intel and JDSU as a principal engineer before returning to China and co-founding Broadex Technologies in 2003.

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Junming Huang

Vice President of Sales and Marketing

After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Optoelectronics Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, Junming managed the Technical and Quality group at Jiangsu Allray Optical Communications Co. He joined Broadex Technologies in 2004.

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Matt Currie

Head of International Sales and Marketing

Before joining Broadex Technologies in 2019, Matt was the Applications Engineering Manager for PowerPhotonic. While there, he was instrumental in developing micro-optical products and laser micromachining technology, and in authoring several patents. He later took on a technical customer-facing role. Matt has a Master of Science degree in Nanotechnology and Microsystems, and an EngD in Photonics, both from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

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Wenjun Chen

Vice President of Business Development

Wenjun joined Broadex Technologies in 2018. Before that, he worked as an NPI engineer at Fiberxon and was Sales and Marketing Director at Mellanox. As well as his role in business development, he is General Manager of our Active Product Division. He has a Master of Science degree in Optical Engineering from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China.

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Zhixin Zheng

Secretary of the Board and CFO

Having gained a Master of Science degree in Management Science and Engineering at Zhejiang University, China, Zhixin became a manager at investment group, Eastcom, before joining Broadex Technologies in 2008.

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Henk Bulthuis

R&D Director

Before joining Broadex Technologies in 2019, Henk worked at Kaiam, Gemfire, Avanex, Alcatel Optronics and Kymata. Earlier, he had co-founded BBV software and BBV design, which were acquired by Kymata in 2000. He has been awarded over 20 patents. Henk has a PhD in Fluid Dynamics and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Physics, both from the University of Twente, Netherlands. He also has a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, USA.

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Yipeng Duan

Chief Operating Officer

Yipeng received his Bachelor of Science degree in Communications Engineering from Northwestern Polytechnical University, China. He worked as an engineer at Foxconn and was a project manager at Shanghai FOCI before joining Broadex Technologies in 2004. He currently also serves as Chairman of our Supervisory Board.

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Duncan Nicol

General Manager UK

Duncan is the General Manager of our planar light circuit (PLC) silica-on-silicon wafer fabrication plant. Before taking this role in 2019, he managed the Engineering and Operational functions under Gemfire and Kaiam ownership. He started his career at NEC Semiconductors, before becoming Wafer Process Engineering Manager at MicroEmissive Displays, and has more than 20 years’ experience in silicon-wafer engineering. Duncan has a PhD in Chemistry from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

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