Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, Finisar
Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer Jerry Rawls was elected Chairman of the Board in January 2006. Mr. Rawls currently serves as Finisar's President & Chief Executive Officer since March 1989. He has also been a member of the Board of Directors since March 1989. From 1968 to 1989, he was employed by Raychem Corporation, a materials science and engineering company. At Raychem he held various management positions including Manager of Product Marketing, National Sales Manager, General Manager of the Aerospace Products Division, and General Manager of the Interconnection Systems Division. Mr. Rawls holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University and an M.S. in Industrial Administration from the Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi and Pi Tau Sigma engineering honorary societies.