George has over 30 years' experience running operations from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Before joining Elenion, George's previous positions included Senior Director of WSS development for Alcatel-Lucent, COO of Capella Photonics, Advisor to the CEO of 3S Photonics after the successful sale of Avanex ‘s Optronics Division in Nozay France to 3SP, and Vice President of global operations for JDS Uniphase, where he managed 18 factories and a network of contract manufacturers over three continents.

George holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from San Jose State University, San Jose CA, and an MBA from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga CA.