SOURCE: Santur

August 12, 2008 10:00 ET

Rick Wilmer Joins Santur as Vice President of Operations -- Santur Completes Management Team

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - August 12, 2008) - Santur Corporation, the leading manufacturer of high performance parallel array devices for the global communications industry, today announced the appointment of Rick Wilmer as Vice President of Operations. Rick is an industry veteran with over 20 years of Technical and Operations experience.

Rick was most recently at Aruba Networks where he was the company's original VP of Operations. At Aruba, he successfully built the manufacturing organization and moved it offshore and up a significant ramp in support of the company's growth and eventual IPO. Rick also served in the same capacity at 2Wire and Procket. He spent twelve years in the disk drive industry at Maxtor and Seagate, which included a two year assignment in Malaysia running a high volume factory. Rick has more than 24 years of operations and engineering management experience in high tech Silicon Valley companies. Rick holds his B.S. from U.C. Berkeley in Chemistry.

"We are excited to bring a leader, of Rick's caliber and experience to Santur. He has demonstrated a track record of teamwork and focused leadership that will continue to accelerate Santur's future growth of not only our full line of tunable lasers and transmitters, and other high performance photonic integrated circuits," said Paul Meissner, CEO of Santur.

"I am extremely excited to part of the Santur team. The technological innovation and the caliber of people at Santur are impressive," stated Rick. "I am anxious to help Santur expand manufacturing while driving costs down in support of the company's goal."

About Santur Corporation

Headquartered in Fremont, California, Santur Corporation is the world's leading vertically integrated manufacturer of high-performance arrayed lasers for communications systems. For more information, visit, call 1-866 Tunable, or email

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