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WaveSplitter Leadership

In today’s highly competitive optical communications market, strong leadership sets companies like WaveSplitter apart from the competition.  The leadership team at WaveSplitter has both solid technical as well as corporate business experience in the semiconductor and optical fiber industries.  The team brings laser focus on cutting edge products while creating a solid structure to bring quality and reliability year after year.  Learn more about our leadership in the profiles below.

Leadership Profiles

Sheau Chen, Ph.D. - Chairman and CEO

Sheau Sheng Chen is our Founder and has served as Chairman of our Board of Directors since June 2000. In addition to these roles, Dr. Chen is currently our President and C.E.O. Prior to joining WaveSplitter, he led the management buyout of XMR Corporation from Amoco, its parent company, in December 1991. After the acquisition, Dr. Chen served as Chairman of XMR Corporation, from December 1991 to December 1999. While at XMR Corporation, he pioneered research in several excimer laser process development works, including metal recrystallization, metal reflow for submicron semiconductor device development, laser crystallization of a-Si for poly-Si TFT development in SRAM and flat panel display applications. Prior to XMR, Dr. Chen worked at Intel on Intel 386 microprocessor technology development. Later, he joined the flash memory technology development group, working on metallization systems for sub-micron devices. Dr. Sheau Chen received his B.S. degree in chemistry from National Tsing-Hua University, in Hsin-Chu, Taiwan and his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Texas A&M University.

James Chang, Ph.D. - General Manager

James Chang joined WaveSplitter in 2020 and is our General Manager. James has 30+ years’ experience in the Fiber Optics Communication Industry with various Technical and Senior Management Positions. Prior to joining WaveSplitter, James was CEO and Chairman of Usenlight corporation in Taiwan for 4 years.  James was also Founder and CEO of Luxnet Corporation, a manufacturer of laser Diodes, photodiodes and Optical subassemblies, located in Taiwan.  James began his career at HP Optoelectronics in San Jose, CA.  James received his B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from National Cheng-Kung University  in Taiwan and his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from University of Texas at Austin.

Yutaka Sakurai – COO WaveSplitter Japan

Yutaka Sakurai joined WaveSplitter in 2017 and is COO of WaveSplitter Japan. He has over 30 years’ experience in the Network Equipment Industry with various Business Development and Management Positions including 22 years working for Cisco Systems (Japan and US). Prior to Cisco Systems he was working for Furukawa Electric.  Yutaka received his B.E. degree in Applied Physics from Waseda University in Japan.

Seiichi Morikawa – CTO WaveSplitter Japan

Seiichi Morikawa joined WaveSplitter in 2017 and is CTO of WaveSplitter Japan. He has over 30 years’ experience in the Network Equipment Industry with various Business Development and Management Positions including 25 years working for Cisco Systems (Japan). Prior to Cisco Systems he was NeXT computer sales at Canon.  Seiichi received his B.E. degree from Kanagawa Institute of Technology, in Japan.

Mike Glenn – VP Business Development

Mike Glenn joined WaveSplitter in 2001 and VP of Sales and Business Development for WaveSplitter US. He has over 30 years’ experience in the Fiber Optics and IC Industries with various Business Development and Management Positions including 20 years at WaveSplitter Technologies.  Before coming to WaveSplitter, Mike held various marketing positions at Cadence Design systems and Synopsis, Inc. Mike received his B.S. degree in Physics and EE from Southern Illinois University, and his MSEE from University of Illinois.

Marlbor Pang – VP China, Taiwan Sales

Marlbor Pang joined WaveSplitter in 2020 and VP of China and Taiwan Sales. He has over 25 years’ experience in the Fiber Optic Communications Industry with various Business Development and Management Positions including 20 years working for AOI, Luxnet, Usenlight and Toptrans.