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Frank Graziano | CEO, Board Member

Frank Graziano has been building businesses for more than 30 years in industries as varied as financial derivatives, consumer electronics, cybersecurity, bricks and mortar retail, and cloud services. He is a member of the board of directors of the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, and a former president and director of the Columbia Business School Alumni Club of New York. Frank has an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BS in Chemistry/Business, summa cum laude, from the University of Scranton. He continues to be an advisor to start-ups, emerging growth companies and not-for-profit enterprises.

 

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Whitney White | Founder, Board Member, President & CTO

Dr. Whitney White has more than 20 years of experience in polymer optical fiber (POF) research and development. Prior to founding Chromis Fiberoptics, he was a Member of Technical Staff at Bell Laboratories and OFS Laboratories. During his tenure at Bell Labs and OFS Labs, Dr. White was the principal inventor of the fluid-pressure extrusion method of manufacturing POF. He also studied the fundamental aspects of POF transmission properties and intrinsic optical properties of fluorinated optical polymers.

Dr. White serves as a technical expert in POF in optical fiber standards bodies, including the International Electrotechnical Commission. He is the author or co-author of 8 technical articles on polymer optical fiber, as well as 37 other articles on fundamental aspects of polymer physics and low-temperature physics. He holds 7 U.S. patents in the field of POF. Dr. White earned his Ph.D. (Applied Physics, 1994) and M.S. (Electrical Engineering, 1988) degrees from Stanford University. He is a summa cum laude graduate (Electrical Engineering, 1985) of Texas A&M University.

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Miri Park | Founder, Board Member, COO

Dr. Miri Park has more than 20 years of industry and manufacturing experience in various fields of communications technology. At OFS Labs Dr. Park was responsible for the construction and operation of the measurement facility for making POF, including design of test apparatus and product databases. At Agere Systems and Bell Labs, Dr. Park led a production yield optimization team and a process development team for various optoelectronic communication products such as photo detectors and lasers. She also managed design, control and verification activities for a photo-detector product introduction.

Dr. Park is the author or co-author of 6 technical publications on polymer optical fibers and laser communication devices, as well as 24 additional articles on block co-polymers, nano-technology, device processing, and low-temperature physics. Dr. Park completed her post-doctoral program from the Physics Department and Material Institute at Princeton University. She received her Ph.D. (Experimental Applied Physics, 1995), M.S. (Applied and Engineering Physics, 1992), and B.S. (Applied and Engineering Physics, 1988) degrees from Cornell University.