MIAMI , Fla. -- Nanovation Technologies here has named Gary Bjorklund, an industry veteran and recognized pioneer in the field of optical and photonic technologies, as chief technology officer and senior vice president.
Bjorklund will be responsible for identifying and evaluating technology companies for strategic investment, partnership and acquisition. Previously a consultant to Nanovation, he is increasing his commitment of time and expertise to Nanovation to meet the increasing demand to evaluate opportunities to acquire complementary products and technologies.
"Having a renowned authority such as Gary Bjorklund join forces with Nanovation underscores the vast potential of Nanovation's optical high-speed switching products and the effect they will have on the telecommunications industry," said G. Robert Tatum, Nanovation's president and CEO. "With his extensive experience, he has the knowledge and reputation to handpick the industry's most innovative and leading-edge photonic technologies that are best suited to integrate into Nanovation's product line and take our company into our next critical stage of development."
Bjorklund, an industry veteran in optical networks, previously served as a director of advanced development for Optivision/Optical Networks, manager of organic optoelectronic materials for IBM Corp.'s research labs in San Jose, and was a member of the technical staff at Bell Laboratories, where he performed research in quantum electronics and nonlinear optics.
He received a bachelor's degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MS and PhD in applied physics from Stanford University. Bjorklund also serves as a member of Nanovation's board of directors and as chair of Nanovation's scientific advisory board. He has published more than 100 technical papers and received more than 20 patents for co-inventions.