Earn a superior return by enabling our customers to build and operate the world’s best optical networks
Thomas J. Fallon has been Infinera's Chief Executive Officer since January 2010. He served as our Chief Operating Officer from October 2006 to December 2009. From April 2004 to September 2006, Mr. Fallon was our Vice President of Engineering and Operations. From August 2003 to March 2004, Mr. Fallon was Vice President, Corporate Quality and Development Operations at Cisco Systems, a networking and telecommunications company. From March 1991 to August 2003, Mr. Fallon served in a variety of functions at Cisco including General Manager of the Optical Transport Business Unit and VP of Service Provider Manufacturing. He also served in various manufacturing roles at Sun Microsystems and Hewlett Packard. He currently serves on the board of Picarro Systems, a private company, and the Engineering Advisory Board of the Cockrell School at the University of Texas. Mr. Fallon holds B.S.M.E. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin.
David F. Welch, Ph.D. co-founded our company and serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer. From May 2001 to May 2004, he served as our Chief Development Officer/Chief Technology Officer. From May 2001 to November 2006, Dr. Welch also served as a member of our board of directors. From February 2001 to April 2001, Dr. Welch served as Chief Technology Officer of the Transmission Division of JDS Uniphase Corporation, an optical component company. From January 1985 to February 2001, Dr. Welch served in various executive roles, including Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Corporate Development of SDL, an optical component company. Dr. Welch holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.
Ita Brennan was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Infinera in July 2010. Prior to becoming CFO, Ms. Brennan was Infinera’s vice president of finance and corporate controller since July 2006. Before that she held various roles at Maxtor Corporation, an information storage solutions company, including vice president of finance for Maxtor’s worldwide operations. Ms. Brennan is a chartered accountant and public accounting alumna of Deloitte and Touche, having worked at the firm in Ireland and the U.S.
Minoo Mortazavi has been Senior Vice President of Systems Manufacturing and Strategic Materials / Programs since September 2010. From June 2007, she served as Infinera's VP of Strategic Materials. Ms. Mortazavi joined Infinera to support the strategic focus of building an optimized supply chain that supports scaling efficiency, lowering costs, and creates even greater flexibility through the value chain. Before joining Infinera, Ms. Mortazavi was VP of Global Materials at JDS Uniphase. Prior to that, she was at Solectron. She received her BS in Business Administration and MBA from CSULB and her degree in Contracts Management from UCLA.
Frederick A. Kish, Jr., Ph.D. serves as our Senior Vice President responsible for our Optical Integrated Component Group (inclusive of both PIC chips and Modules). Prior to this role, he served as our Vice President, PIC Development and Manufacturing since May 2001. From November 1999 to May 2001, Dr. Kish served as R&D and Manufacturing Development Functional Manager for the Fiber Optics Communications Division of Agilent Technologies, Inc., a measurement and technology company for communications, electronics, life sciences and chemical analysis. Dr. Kish holds B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Scott Chandler is Senior Vice President, Strategic Sales at Infinera. Scott served as VP Worldwide Sales for Infinera from 2004-2009. Before joining Infinera in 2003 he served as Vice President of Strategic Markets at Sonus Networks, where he was responsible for the successful launch into Wireless, Cable, RBOC and CLEC accounts. From 1993 to 1999, Scott was at Cisco Systems where he held sales and sales management positions focused on the enterprise and service provider market. Prior to Cisco, Mr. Chandler was a Regional Sales Manager for Cabletron Systems.
Mr. Chandler earned his BS in Business Administration from Plymouth State College and has 20 years of telecommunication systems sales experience.
Lonny Orona serves as the Senior Vice President of Worldwide Customer Service and Technical Support for Infinera. Over the past 15 years, Mr. Orona has held senior management positions with responsibility for Technical Operations, Customer and Product Support, 24x7 Network Operations, Service Provisioning, EF&I Operations, Logistics and Technical Training. Mr. Orona's experience in service delivery comes from providing support for both service provider and large enterprise customers. Previous to Infinera, Mr. Orona has served in executive service and support roles with companies including Unlimited Fiber Optics, Sigma Networks, Ciena Corporation, Lightera Networks, 3Com, OnStream Networks, MFS Communications, and British Telecom.
Mr. Corsus brings more than 20 years of global experience in engineering and product development. Mr. Corsus spent 23 years with Alcatel and Alcatel Lucent managing global engineering teams, and has been involved with product launches including optical, routing, and access products. He has deep experience with the design and implementation of carrier-class systems to meet the highest standards of service providers worldwide. Among his positions at Alcatel, Mr. Corsus served as VP of Engineering and Product Solutions for the Fiber to User Group, where he was responsible for the development and launch of an Ethernet-centric access solution.