Vincent D. Mattera, Jr - President and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Mattera initially served as a member of the II-VI Board of Directors from 2000-2002. Dr. Mattera joined the company as Vice President in 2004 and served as Executive Vice President from January of 2010 to November of 2013, when he became the Chief Operating Officer. In November of 2014, Dr. Mattera became the President and Chief Operating Officer, and was reappointed to the Board of Directors. In November of 2015, he became the President of II-VI. In September of 2016, Dr. Mattera became the Company’s third President and Chief Executive Officer in 45 years. During his career at IIVI he has assumed successively broader management roles, including as a lead architect of the company’s diversification strategy. He has provided vision, energy and dispatch to the company’s growth initiatives including overseeing the acquisition-related integration activities in the US, Europe, and Asia especially in China-thereby establishing additional platforms. These have contributed to a new positioning of the company into large and transformative global growth markets while increasing considerably the global reach of the company, deepening the technology and IP portfolio, broadening the product roadmap and customer base, and increasing the potential of II-VI.
Prior to joining II-VI as an executive, Dr. Mattera had a continuous 20 year career in the Optoelectronic Device Division of AT&T Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies and Agere Systems during which he led the development and manufacturing of semiconductor laser based materials and devices for optical and data communications networks. Dr. Mattera has 34 years of leadership experience in the compound semiconductor materials and device technology, operations and markets that are core to II-VI’s business and strategy. Dr. Mattera holds a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Rhode Island (1979), and a Ph.D. degree in chemistry from Brown University (1984). He completed the Stanford University Executive Program (1996). His 14 year tenure at II-VI underpins a valuable historical knowledge about the Company’s operational and strategic issues. We believe that Dr. Mattera’s expertise and experience
qualifies him to provide the board with continuity and a unique perspective about on the Company
Mary Jane Raymond - Chief Financial Officer
Mary Jane Raymond has been Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company since March 2014. Previously, Ms. Raymond was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hudson Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSON) from 2005 to 2013. Ms. Raymond was the Chief Risk Officer and Vice President and Corporate Controller at Dun and Bradstreet, Inc., from 2002 to 2005.
Additionally, she was the Vice President, Merger Integration, at Lucent Technologies, Inc., from 1997 to 2002 and held several management positions at Cummins Engine Company from 1988 to 1997. Ms. Raymond holds a B.A. degree in Public Management from St. Joseph’s University, and an MBA from Stanford University.
Gary A. Kapusta - Chief Operating Officer
Gary A. Kapusta joined II-VI in February 2016 serving as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to his employment with the Company, Mr. Kapusta served in various roles at Coca-Cola, including as President & Chief Executive Officer, Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales & Services L.L.C., President, Customer Business Solutions and Vice President, Procurement Transformation, Coca-Cola Refreshments. He joined Coca-Cola following a 19year career at Agere Systems, Lucent Technologies, and AT&T. Mr. Kapusta graduated from The University of Pittsburgh with B.S. and M.S. degrees in Industrial Engineering, and an holds an M.B.A from Lehigh University.
Giovanni Barbarossa - Chief Technology Officer and President II-VI Laser Solutions
Giovanni Barbarossa joined II-VI in 2012 and has been the President, Laser Solutions Segment, since 2014, and the Chief Technology Officer since 2012. Dr. Barbarossa was employed at Avanex Corporation from 2000 through 2009, serving in various executive positions in product development and general management, ultimately serving as President and Chief Executive Officer. When Avanex merged with Bookham Technology, forming Oclaro, Dr. Barbarossa became a member of the Board of Directors of Oclaro and served as such from 2009 to 2011. Previously, he had management responsibilities at British Telecom, AT&T Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies, and Hewlett-Packard. Dr. Barbarossa graduated from the University of Bari, Italy, with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Photonics from the University of Glasgow, U.K.
David G. Wagner - Vice President, Human Resources
David G. Wagner has been employed by the Company since 2008 and has been the Vice President, Human Resources since 2011. Prior to his employment with the Company, Mr. Wagner was employed with Owens Corning (NYSE:OC) from 1985 through 2008, serving in various human resource management positions, ultimately becoming the Vice President, Human Resources, for Owen Corning’s global sales force. Mr. Wagner graduated with a B.S. degree in Human Resources Management from Juniata College in 1985.
Jo Anne Schwendinger - Chief Legal and Compliance Officer
Jo Anne Schwendinger joined II-VI in March 2017 and serves as the Company’s General Counsel and Secretary. Prior to her employment with the Company, Ms. Schwendinger practiced law with the law firm Blank Rome, LLP from August 2016 until February 2017. Previously, Ms. Schwendinger served in various legal roles at Deere & Company from February 2000 until August 2016, including Regional General Counsel and Assistant General Counsel. Ms. Schwendinger holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Université d’Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse, a Master’s degree from the Université de Strasbourg, Maitrise and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pittsburgh Law School.
Sunny Sun - President, Photonics Segment
Sunny Sun joined II-VI in 2010 and has been the President of Photonics segment since October, 2016. Previously, he was the General Manager of Optical Communication Group since July 2014, and the President of Photop, a subsidiary of II-VI, since 2010. Prior to II-VI, he served at Koncent Communication, Inc. as the President & CEO from 2000, and at Photop Technologies, Inc. (a merger of Koncent and other companies) as the president from 2003. Previously, he was employed by the Chinese Academy of Sciences as a research scientist on lasers and nonlinear optics development in 1987 and contributed to the invention of LBO crystal for high power lasers in 1989. Sunny Sun graduated from Tianjin University with a B.S. in Applied Physics and a Master degree in Solid State Physics from the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Mark Maiberger - President, Performance Product Segment