SOURCE: Santur Corporation

March 22, 2007 08:47 ET

George Laplante Joins Santur as Chief Financial Officer

Santur Continues to Build Out Management Team

FREMONT, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 22, 2007 -- Santur Corporation, the leading manufacturer of reliable tunable transmitters for the global telecommunications industry, today announced the appointment of George Laplante as CFO. George is an industry veteran with over 25 years of financial leadership experience, and his expertise in successfully linking accounting and finance to business operations has driven organizational development and earnings growth in several multi-million dollar firms.

Prior to his current appointment as CFO of Santur, George was CFO at 2Wire and CFO and then president of London's Action Computer Supplies Holdings PLC, the third largest computer product reseller in the UK. George facilitated the development of financing and growth strategies and took the company public in 1996. He proceeded to lead Action through explosive growth, generating over $500 million in annual sales over the Internet. George has also held executive positions at ACS Distribution, Inc., Molecular Computer, and TeleVideo Systems Inc. He earned his MBA in accountancy from Bowling Green State University and his BA in economics from Southern Connecticut State College. George is also a certified public accountant.

"We are very pleased to have a dynamic executive like George at Santur," said Paul Meissner, CEO of Santur. "George's proven track record of teamwork and leadership will help accelerate our growth as the world's leading tunable transmitter company."

"I am very excited to join Santur at this time," said George. "Santur is poised to deliver the next level of growth and performance and I am eager to be part of such a great team."

About Santur Corporation

Headquartered in Fremont, California, Santur Corporation is the world's leading vertically integrated manufacturer of high-performance tunable lasers for metro and long-haul WDM systems. The company's patented DFB-array technology enables the fabrication of broadly tunable sources at the same high performance as fixed wavelength sources. Santur's products have set a new standard in the industry with their unique combination of high-power achieved without the use of a semiconductor optical amplifier (SOA), wide tunability with no possibility of mode hops, stability in harsh environments, Telcordia GR-468 reliability and value. For more information, visit, call 1-(866)-TUNABLE, or e-mail

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Gurinder Parhar
    V.P., Business Development & Marketing
    Santur Corporation
    Phone: (510) 933 4127
    Cell : (408) 839 4490
    Fax: (510) 656-7563
    E-mail: Email Contact