Mustafa Veziroglu to Lead SA Photonics’ Communications and Sensing Division

LOS GATOS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SA Photonics, the leader in free space optical (FSO) communications for
terrestrial, airborne and space applications, is pleased to announce
that Mr. Mustafa Veziroglu has been promoted to the role of Vice
President and General Manager for the Communications and Sensing (C&S)
division in April. Formerly acting as the Vice President of Corporate
Business Operations, Veziroglu is now running all C&S programs, with
product ranges including FSO communications, fiber lasers and optical
sensors. Veziroglu will report to President and CEO Jim Coward, who
formerly held these responsibilities, thereby allowing the executive
team to simultaneously provide a stronger focus on continued company
growth and product development.

“Mustafa has a long track record of launching generations of new
products to market and successfully growing them into billion dollar
solutions,” said Coward. “Under his leadership of our C&S division, we
will transition our focus to commercializing world leading solutions in
FSO communications for commercial and military applications.”

Within his new role, Veziroglu will spearhead SA Photonics’
commercialization efforts of its vast array of patented technologies in
fiber lasers and optical communications.

“SA Photonics has a very strong base of proprietary and patented
technologies, and I’m excited to help our products realize their full
market potential,” says Veziroglu. “Many of the products we’ve developed
are now poised to enter the global marketplace, providing critical
solutions to several military and commercial spaces. I’m confident this
strong commercialization effort we’re undertaking will position
SA Photonics at the forefront of the burgeoning FSO communications

Veziroglu received his electrical engineering degree from Massachusetts
Institute of Technology and MBA from Santa Clara University. He has been
with SA Photonics for two years and held executive level positions for
over 15 years at Xilinx and Lattice Semi, where he has successfully
grown company revenue, profitability and market share.

About SA Photonics

SA Photonics is a pioneer in the development and deployment of
innovative photonics solutions for military and commercial applications,
with particular expertise in optical communications, laser-based sensors
and vision systems (including augmented- and virtual-reality HMDs). SA
Photonics is a recipient of the Small Business Administration’s Tibbetts
Award for outstanding success within the SBIR program, and is routinely
listed by the Deloitte Fast 500 and Inc. 5000 awards programs as one of
the fastest-growing private companies in North America. To learn more
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