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Company Overview: Management Team


Toomas Kilm - President and Chief Executive Officer
With over 25 years of highly successful corporate and executive leadership experience, Mr. Kilm manages CeLight's operations and drives the corporate mission to bring CeLight's revolutionary products successfully to market. Prior to joining CeLight in 2000, Mr. Kilm was Vice President of Lucent Technologies Optical Networking Group with business, marketing and product responsibility for Lucent's largest North American based global carrier customers. Under Mr. Kilm’s leadership, his business segment grew dramatically to $2.1B. His 20 years of hands-on and management experience with Lucent, AT&T and Bell Labs includes the definition, introduction, marketing and sales of new and advanced telecommunications products in the access, transport, data and optical domains. Mr. Kilm has an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, an M.B.A. from Rutgers University and a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from the City College of New York.



Dr. Isaac Shpantzer - Founder and Chief Technical Officer
Dr. Isaac Shpantzer is a technology visionary and accomplished inventor with over 35 years of advanced engineering achievements. Prior to founding CeLight, Dr. Shpantzer was Founder and President of NextNet, where he developed a carrier-class wireless data communications system being deployed by service providers around the world. Dr. Shpantzer was Vice President of Engineering at Racotek where he developed a mobile communications system with tens of thousands of stations deployed. Previously, he developed technologies and products in the areas of fiber optics, electronic warfare, vector signal processing, command and control, and managed the Systems Division of Israel's Nuclear Research Center. Dr. Shpantzer has a B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Technion in Israel and a PhD from the University of Manitoba in Canada.

Dr. Yaakov Achiam - Vice President, Photonics
Dr. Yaakov Achiam has over 28 years of experience in photonics research and development at world-class academic and industrial institutions. Prior to joining CeLight, Dr. Achiam served as the Joint Head of the Coherent Light Source Laboratory for Ben Gurion University and Israel's Nuclear Research Center where he conducted work on advanced lasers and materials. From 1992 to 1999, Dr. Achiam was the Director of the Laser Department for the Nuclear Research Center in Israel. Dr. Achiam received his B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. from Tel Aviv University's Department of Physics and Astronomy.

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