SAN JOSE, Calif. — Bookham Inc., a provider of high performance optical components, modules and subsystems, announced the appointment of 20-year telecommunications industry veteran Yves LeMaitre as vice president of global sales for Bookham's telecommunications division and vice president of corporate marketing.
LeMaitre will be based in Bookham's headquarters in San Jose and will be responsible for leading the company's telecom sales team and corporate communications group.
Prior to joining Bookham, LeMaitre held several executive level positions with Avanex Corp., most recently serving as Chief Marketing Officer in charge of worldwide sales and marketing.
Previously, LeMaitre was president and chief executive officer of Lightconnect, a supplier of optical MEMS components and modules. In addition, he workd for Alcatel and its joint venture with Sprint International in a variety of general management, senior marketing and engineering positions in the United States, France, the Netherlands and Italy.
He graduated from Nantes University in France with a master's degree in mathematics and computer science. He also holds an engineering degree from Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications (ENST) in Paris.