People: JDS Uniphase Corp (JDSU.O)
26 Jan 2015
Mr. Thomas H. Waechter is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He became Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company and joined the Company's Board in January 2009, prior to which he was Executive Vice President and President of the Communications Test & Measurement Group. Before joining the Company, Mr. Waechter was the chief operating officer of Harris Stratex Networks, an independent supplier of wireless transmission systems. As president and chief executive officer of Stratex Networks, he was instrumental in the merging of Stratex and Harris, while growing revenues substantially and improving profitability. Prior to that, Mr. Waechter was the president and chief executive officer of REMEC Corporation and has also served as president and chief executive officer of Spectrian Corporation. Additionally, he held a number of executive level positions during his 14-year career with multinational Schlumberger Limited. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from The College of William and Mary. Within the past five years, Mr. Waechter served on the board of directors of Stratex Networks and currently serves on the board of directors of Altera Corporation.
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