January 10, 2011 16:05 ET

Rex Jackson Joins JDSU as Senior Vice President, Business Services

Andrew Pollack Named General Counsel

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - January 10, 2011) - JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) and (TSX: JDU) today announced that Rex Jackson has joined its executive management team as senior vice president, business services. Jackson reports to President and CEO Tom Waechter and leads JDSU's corporate and business development, corporate marketing, legal and information technology organizations.

JDSU also named Andrew Pollack as general counsel. Pollack has been leading JDSU's legal team on an interim basis since July. He has served as a member of JDSU's legal department since 2000.

Jackson has a successful track record as a strategic planning executive and leader of business-enabling corporate functions. He joins JDSU from Symyx Technologies where he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer with responsibility for finance, legal, IT and other corporate functions, and drove the company's acquisition of MDL Information Systems, Inc. and recent merger with Accelrys, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACCL). Previously, Jackson served as senior vice president and general counsel for Avago Technologies, and held senior executive positions with Synopsys, Inc., AdForce, Inc. and Read-Rite Corporation. 

"Rex is a dynamic leader with a diverse set of experiences in areas key to JDSU's growth plans," said Waechter. "He brings additional depth to our senior management team that will help JDSU efficiently scale as we address expanding growth opportunities around the globe."

"We are also pleased to recognize Andy's many contributions to JDSU with his well-deserved promotion to general counsel," added Waechter. "He has contributed to JDSU's transformation in many ways while directing legal strategy for mergers and acquisitions, securities and compliance, commercial contracts, litigation and intellectual property management."

About JDSU

JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) and (TSX: JDU) enables broadband and optical innovation in the communications, commercial and consumer markets. JDSU is the leading provider of communications test and measurement solutions and optical products for telecommunications service providers, cable operators, network equipment manufacturers, enterprise customers, and mobile operators. JDSU is also a leading provider of innovative optical solutions for medical/environmental instrumentation, semiconductor processing, display, brand authentication, aerospace and defense, and decorative applications. To learn more about JDSU please visit,, and follow JDSU on Twitter: