Summary: Dr. Richard Smart
Executive Vice President and
Division Manager at Oclaro, Inc.
- Optoelectronics Research Center (ORC)
Richard Smart is working as Executive Vice President and Division
Manager at Oclaro, a company with a turnover of about $400M per year.
Oclaro is a big manufacturer in the optical communications networks
business, developing and selling advanced modules and components
such as fibre amplifiers.
Richard is responsible for 140 engineers all over the world 70 in China,
50 in the US and 20 in the UK as well as a marketing contingent of about
20 people. Consequently, Richard's daily work is very diverse. A typical
day for him starts "with conference calls with Europe and China. This
typically lasts from 6am to 9am and covers topics like R&D progress
reviews, business reviews and general work planning. I normally do these
from home. I'm in the office by 10am and typically interact with my R&D
team and marketing team here in San Jose dealing with day to day R&D
issues. There is also a fair amount of interaction with other members of
the executive team on corporate strategy and business issues. I'm