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Bookham, Inc (BKHM) Appoints New Vice President

Bookham Inc, (BKHM), a leading provider of high performance optical components, announced that the company has elected telecommunications veteran Yves LeMaitre to serve as the vice president of global sales and the vice president of corporate marketing. Mr. LeMaitre will be responsible for leading the Company’s telecom sales team and corporate communications group.

Prior to joining Bookham, Mr. LeMaitre held several executive level positions with Avanex Corp., most recently serving as Chief Marketing Officer. Previous to this position, LeMairtre served as the president and CEO of Lightconnect, a leading telecommunications supplier. Mr. LeMaitre 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 in Paris.

Adrian Meldrum, general manager, stated, “We are delighted to welcome Yves to the Bookham management team. His considerable experience and knowledge of the optical industry significantly strengthens the company and will help us to achieve our growth plans as we drive new products into our global customer base and keep recruiting new customers.”

Mr. LeMaitre added, “I am excited about joining the Bookham team at an important time as the company continues to introduce new technology into the market and grows its extensive customer base. We have the opportunity to increase market share through further penetration with the broad and vertically integrated Bookham product set and continue the drive towards profitability.”

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