People: EMCORE Corp (EMKR.OQ)
Mr. Reuben F. Richards, Jr., is Chairman of the Board of Emcore Corporation. Mr. Richards joined the Company in October 1995 and has served in various executive capacities, including as its Executive Chairman from March 2008 until he stepped down on September 30, 2012. Mr. Richards previously served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer from December 1996 until March 2008. From October 1995 to December 2006, Mr. Richards served as the Company’s President. Mr. Richards also served as the Company’s interim Chief Financial Officer from August to October 2010. From September 1994 to December 1996, Mr. Richards was a Senior Managing Director of Jesup & Lamont Capital Markets, Inc. (an affiliate of a registered broker-dealer). From December 1994 to December 1996, he was a member and President of Jesup & Lamont Merchant Partners, L.L.C. From 1992 through 1994, Mr. Richards was a principal with Hauser, Richards & Co., a firm engaged in corporate restructuring and management turnarounds. From 1986 until 1992, Mr. Richards was a director at Prudential-Bache Capital Funding in its Investment Banking Division. Mr. Richards also served on the Board of Directors of the Company’s former joint venture, GELcore LLC, from 1998 to 2006. Mr. Richards served as a director of WorldWater & Solar Technologies Corporation from November 2006 to January 2009.
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