Oclaro Inc of San Jose, CA, USA (which provides components, modules and subsystems for optical communications) has appointed Ian Small to its board of directors (effective 1 September).
“Ian’s extensive global experience as an executive and technology strategist with leading communications services companies is expected to further strengthen our board as Oclaro looks to the future,” says board chair Marissa Peterson.
As a global executive with 25 years of professional experience, Small has competencies in communications services, digital services, technology innovation and strategy. Most recently, he served as chief data officer of Telefónica S.A. and a member of its global executive committee. He is also chairman of TokBox, a platform-as-a-service provider of embedded video communications that was acquired by Telefónica. Prior to TokBox, he held executive technology and strategy positions at MarkLogic, marchFIRST and USWeb/CKS. Small began his career at Apple. A holder of nine US patents, he has an M.Sc. in Computer Science and a B.A.Sc. in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto.
On 27 July, Oclaro’s board increased its size from seven to eight. Small will serve as a Class II director and his current term will expire at the firm’s 2018 Annual Stockholders Meeting.