David Huber
Chairman and CEO, Broadwing

David Huber, Ph.D., is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Broadwing Corporation, parent company of Broadwing Communications, LLC, and Corvis Equipment Corporation.

In June 1997, Dr. Huber founded Corvis Corporation, predecessor company to Broadwing Corporation, and has served as its sole Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Huber has been Chairman of Broadwing Communications, LLC, since June 2003.

Dr. Huber has more than 20 years of experience in the development of optical communications systems. From February 1992 through April 1997, Dr. Huber served first as Chief Technology Officer and later as Chief Scientist of Ciena Corporation, a company he founded in 1992. Ciena was the first company to provide volume commercial shipments of dense wave division multiplexing equipment.

Before he founded Ciena, Dr. Huber managed the Lightwave Research and Development Program for General Instrument Corporation. From 1989 to 1992, Dr. Huber held positions in optical communications development at Rockwell International Corporation, Optelecom, Inc., and ITT Industries, Inc., formerly International Telephone & Telegraph Corporation.

Dr. Huber holds 41 U.S. patents in optics technology and has numerous additional patents pending. He earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Brigham Young University and a BS in physics from Eastern Oregon State University.