SOURCE: StrataLight

September 05, 2007 09:48 ET

Dr. Jin Hong and Pat Day Join StrataLight Communications

Industry Veterans Complete StrataLight Management Team

LOS GATOS, CA--(Marketwire - September 5, 2007) - StrataLight Communications, Inc. (StrataLight), the market leader in 40 Gbps commercial optical deployments, today announced the appointment of Dr. Jin Hong as Vice President, Product Line Management and Pat Day as Vice President, System Development.

Jin brings 15 years of experience in R&D, Product Line Management, Sales, and Marketing in optical communications. Prior to joining StrataLight, Dr. Hong served as Vice President of Technology at Oplink Communications, Inc. and was General Manager for their private label sub-system business. Before Oplink, Jin was with Ciena Corporation, ONI, Nortel Networks Corporation and Bell Northern Research in Canada with various responsibilities in research and product management.

Dr. Hong received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China, and Ph.D. degree in Optoelectronics from the University of Waterloo, Canada, where he was awarded the "Governor's General Gold Medal of Canada."

Pat brings 24 years of experience in the development of telecommunications and data networking equipment. Prior to joining StrataLight, Pat was Director of Engineering for ADTRAN, Inc., where he was responsible for the development of Multi-Service Access Platforms. Previously, Pat was Vice President of Engineering for Carrier Access Corporation with responsibility for all aspects of product development. Pat has held senior engineering and engineering management positions at Pulsecom, Seiscor Technologies and the Williams companies (parent company of Williams Telecommunications Corp.).

Pat holds a BSCS degree from OSU-Tulsa.

"As we continue to expand the customer base and develop new products with advanced technologies, it is critical to have additional talent in engineering and product management. We are excited with the addition of both Jin and Pat to our strong technical and management team as we continue to grow the company," said CEO Shri Dodani.

Jin and Pat join an experienced team that includes:
Shri Dodani -- Chief Executive Officer
Bruce Horn -- Chief Financial Officer
David Sykes -- Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Roberto Marcoccia -- Vice President Engineering
Pat Rezza -- Vice President, Operations
Bryson Wallace -- Vice President, Module Development
Ross Saunders -- General Manager, Next Generation Transport

About StrataLight

Located in the heart of the Silicon Valley in the San Jose Bay Area in California, StrataLight Communications is the leader in commercial deployment of ultra high capacity optical transmission sub-systems with line rates in excess of 40Gbps. StrataLight Communications enables service providers to address the growing demand for bandwidth driven by IP converged services using their existing fiber network infrastructure. Our products are sold to service providers by optical networking OEM partners. For more information, please visit

StrataLight Communications, the StrataLight Communications logo, OTS, and OTM, are trademarks of StrataLight Communications, Inc., or its affiliates in the U.S and other countries.

Contact Information

  • For StrataLight:
    David Sykes
    StrataLight Communications, Inc.
    Tel. +1 (770) 559-1655
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