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Dr. Michael G. Scott Joins Covega Board of Directors


JESSUP, Md. - Covega Corporation, a leading provider of state-of-the-art, opto-electronic components and subsystems, has announced that Dr. Michael G. Scott joined the Covega Corporation board of directors.

Dr. Scott brings over two decades of optical communications and semiconductor experience to Covega. As the Vice President Technology, Optical Components for Nortel Networks, between 1996 and 2002, Dr. Scott pioneered the development of new and disruptive technologies and products, thus helping to create the foundation for Nortel’s global leadership in optical networks markets. During his tenure with Nortel Networks, and later, as the Chief Technology Officer in Bookham, Dr. Scott has successfully executed a number of M&A activities.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Mike to the Covega board,” said Covega CEO Joe Dixon. “His profound understanding of the optical components industry and deep experience in leading telecom system integrators and fiber-optics government agencies will be invaluable as we execute our mission to build an industry leader in the optical components and module business.”

“I’m delighted to join the dynamic board of this outstanding company,” said Mike Scott. “Covega is focused on bringing to market best of class innovative products and services enabling value-added solutions for optical telecom networks, medical, instrumentation and defense applications.”

Dr. Scott is the Chair of the Canadian Photonics Consortium, Visiting Professor and Strategic Adviser for the Centre for Research in Photonics and Adjunct Professor, School of Management, University of Ottawa. He also serves as a board member and adviser to several optical companies and to both the UK and Canadian governments.


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