Mellanox Appoints Dr. Mehdi Asghari to VP of Silicon Photonics, Eyal Babish to VP of Hardware, Ronnen Lovinger to VP of Operations, Henning Lysdal to VP of Active Interconnect Engineering and Alon Webman to VP of Silicon Engineering
Mellanox(R) Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX) , a leading supplier of high-performance, end-to-end interconnect solutions, today announced the promotion of Dr. Mehdi Asghari to vice president of silicon photonics, Eyal Babish to vice president of hardware, Ronnen Lovinger to vice president of operations and corporate quality, Henning Lysdal to vice president of active interconnect engineering, and Alon Webman to vice president of silicon engineering. Dr. Asghari, Mr. Babish, Mr. Lovinger, and Mr. Webman will report to Eyal Waldman, Mellanox’s president and CEO. Mr. Lysdal will report to Alon Webman, vice president of silicon engineering, with a dotted line to Mr. Waldman.
“I am pleased to announce the promotions of Mehdi, Eyal, Ronnen, Henning and Alon. Their longstanding record of leadership and their ability to execute have been instrumental to Mellanox’s growth and success,” said Mr. Waldman. “I look forward to working with these executives, all of whom have been part of the company for many years. I am confident that they will lead Mellanox to our next stage of growth and product leadership. I am truly proud to see the growth and maturation of these individuals as they join our senior leadership team.”
Dr. Asghari, vice president of silicon photonics, is responsible for all aspects of Mellanox’s silicon photonics technology and product development. Dr. Asghari has over 20 years of research and product development experience within the silicon photonics industry. Previously, Dr. Asghari was the CTO at Kotura Inc., which was acquired by Mellanox in 2013. Before joining Kotura, Dr. Asghari served as VP of research and development at Bookham Inc., where he was responsible for the R&D and manufacturing transfer activities behind all of Bookham’s silicon-based technologies and products. Dr. Asghari credentials include a Ph.D. degree in Optoelectronics from the University of Bath, a M.Sc. degree in Optoelectronics and Laser Devices from the Heriot-Watt and St. Andrews Universities. He also holds Master’s and B.Sc. degrees in Engineering from Cambridge University, England.
Mr. Babish, vice president of hardware, joined Mellanox in 2001 and is responsible for all hardware and system products. Previously, Mr. Babish was vice president of system solutions, responsible for the management of Mellanox system solutions and product engineering organization including development, qualification, certification, production testing, program management, and customer support. Prior to Mellanox, Mr. Babish worked at Elbit Systems as a hardware engineer. Mr. Babish graduated with a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the Technion Institute of Technology, Israel.
Mr. Lovinger, vice president of operations and corporate quality, joined Mellanox in 1999 and is responsible for all Mellanox operations and corporate quality. Previously, Mr. Lovinger served as vice president of manufacturing operations. Prior to Mellanox, Mr. Lovinger worked at Intel Corporation, where he held several engineering positions in the field of microprocessor circuit design. Mr. Lovinger holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology, Israel.
Mr. Lysdal, vice president of active interconnect engineering, is responsible for Mellanox’s analog interconnect integrated circuits. Mr. Lysdal was co-founder, COO, and later vice president of engineering for IPtronics A/S, which was acquired by Mellanox in 2013. Prior to the founding of IPtronics in 2003, Mr. Lysdal served as high-speed phy development manager at Giga A/S and Intel Corporation. Mr. Lysdal has 18 years of experience with integrated circuits for optical communication and holds a Master’s degree in Microelectronics Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark.
Mr. Webman, vice president of silicon engineering, was a co-founder of Mellanox in 1999 and is responsible for all integrated circuit design, including front-end and back-end. Previously, Mr. Webman was vice president of engineering, switch products. Mr. Webman served the company in numerous roles over the past 16 years, including chip development, post-silicon management, program management, and customer support. Prior to Mellanox, he held various engineering positions at Intel and Nexus. Mr. Webman holds a BSEE in electrical engineering from the Technion Institute of Technology, Israel.
Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and services for servers and storage. Mellanox interconnect solutions increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and unlocking system performance capability. Mellanox offers a choice of fast interconnect products: adapters, switches, software, cables and silicon that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for a wide range of markets including high-performance computing, enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage and financial services. More information is available at http://www.mellanox.com.
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