Bookham signs up telecommunications veteran

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Bookham has appointed 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, who will be based in Bookham’s headquarters in San Jose, 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, 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, LeMaitre worked for Alcatel and its joint venture with Sprint International in a variety of general management, senior marketing and engineering positions in France, Italy, the Netherlands and the US.

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 (ENST) in Paris.