Frank Levinson


Frank Levinson founded Finisar in 1988 and served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Technical officer until December 2005. From 1980 to 1984, Dr. Levinson was a Member of Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories and then Bellcore. In 1985, Dr. Levinson joined Raychem Corporation as their Chief Optical Scientist. In 1986 Dr. Levinson transferred to Raynet, a fiber optics systems subsidiary of Raychem, as Optical Department Manager. He served in that capacity until 1988. Dr. Levinson holds a B.S. in Mathematics/Physics from Butler University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of Virginia. Today he serves on Finisar’s board of directors, advises a number of small companies and participates in venture philanthropy efforts in the areas of optics, biodiversity and sensing.

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