Noël Dubé has been working as President and CEO of Reflex Photonics since October 2013. Noël was formerly one of the founders and member on the board of directors of R/D Tech Inc. were he held the positon of VP Sales and Business Development.
R/D Tech was a research and development company which manufactured and commercialized proprietary nondestructive testing equipments, with global shipments into more than 60 countries. From 1990 to 2005, Noel held executive and management positions in supporting the growth of the company from $2M CAD to $180M CAD, with 600 employees and 12 global offices. In 2003 the nuclear business of R/D Tech was sold to ZETEC USA and, in 2005, the entire company was sold to Olympus NDT Japan. He worked as Sales and Business development advisor for Olympus NDT until 2006.
In 2006 Noël and his partners founded the private investment firm FIER Succès (Fonds d’Intervention aux Entreprises Régionales) in Quebec City, Canada and in 2010 they founded FSIT (Fonds de solidarité FTQ Investissements Technologiques I, s.e.c.). He works as a specialist in evaluating the technologies, sales and marketing capabilities of various companies in different industries. He has served as a director and advisor for many firms.
Noel graduated in Engineering Physics in 1984 at Laval University Quebec.
As Executive President, Mr. Panarello is responsible for creating, planning, implementing, and integrating the strategic direction adopted by Reflex Photonics. He ensure that the organization's leadership maintains constant awareness of the competitive landscape, opportunities for expansion, customer base, markets, and new industry developments and standards.
Before joining Reflex Photonics, Mr. Panarello has been an Executive Manager for over 20 years. He has gained international business experience in high tech companies, and has extensive operating experience with P&L responsibility for businesses in excess of $150M.
Mr. Panarello holds numerous patents and has an MBA from Queen’s University and a Masters in Engineering Physics from McMaster University. Before joining Reflex Photonics, Mr. Panarello has held upper management positions with Stratuscent Inc, Solantro Semiconductor Corp, and ESI.
Brian has been the General Manager of Reflex Photonics since 2008. Over that period of time, he transformed the company from a start-up to a qualified vendor of military-grade components. His vast experience in manufacturing of high reliability products is key to Reflex Photonics success.
Prior to joining Reflex Photonics he was the President of Innovator Electronic Manufacturing Services (a Division of Lyrtech) for 12 years. Lyrtech was a leading ODM that delivered advanced digital signal processing solutions to top-tier partners such as Texas Instruments and Xilinx, as well as numerous international customers.
Founder, V.P., and CTO
Prior to co-founding Reflex Photonics in 2002, Dr. David R. Rolston worked at FCI-Areva for 2 years as senior photonics scientist where he helped commission one of three global R&D research centers in the field of optics and photonics.
While at FCI-Areva's Corporate Research Center he was responsible for the planning and design of several projects into multi-gigabit parallel optical fiber transceivers and fused biconic fiber couplers.
His secondary fields of interest involve the design, testing, and packaging of VLSI ASICs for high-speed optoelectronic systems. His current responsibilities include the design and testing of optical and optomechanical design assemblies for optical transceivers and hybrid optical IC packaging concepts for chip-to-chip optical interconnections. Dr. Rolston has published numerous papers and holds several US and international patents and patents pending.
Dr. David R. Rolston received B.Eng., M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees all in electrical and computer engineering from McGill University, Canada.
V.P. Business Development
Gerald Persaud is responsible for overseeing global marketing, business development and customer initiatives related to the Reflex Photonics' product lines, as well as managing product development and customer technical support.
Gerald has over 20 years experience in telecom and defense. Prior to joining Reflex Photonics he held senior management roles in engineering and business development at Nortel, General Dynamic Canada, and Celestica. Gerald has developed many leading products in optical communication, wireless and advanced computing. Gerald doubled revenues at start-up Coresim in one year and precipitated an acquisition by Celestica. He also won the largest design contract ever in Celestica for an OTN switch.
Gerald holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering at McMaster University.
Jocelyn joined Reflex Photonics in 2015 where he is now leading the engineering group. He is using his vast technical and managerial experience of more than 20 years in the fields of optoelectronics and guided-wave optics to ensure the development of high-reliability optical fiber transceiver products that are compatible with volume production.
Before joining Reflex Photonics, Jocelyn was Product Line Manager and Program Manager for optoelectronics in the Hybrid Microcircuit division at CMC Electronics, an avionics sub-systems custom manufacturer, from 2006 to 2015, managing budgets of over 10M$/year. Jocelyn was also Director of Innovation and Business Development at RISQ (Réseau d'Informations Scientifiques du Québec), an Internet service provider, from 2003 to 2006. Prior to that, Jocelyn was Director of the Photonics, Fibers and Lasers group at INO (Institut National d'Optique), from 1994 to 2003, where he supervised a group of over 30 technical persons.
Jocelyn obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Laval University in 1994, specializing in fiber optics components. He graduated in Engineering Physics in 1991. He holds 14 US invention patents and has published more than 75 scientific papers along his career.
Director of International Sales
Pierre Cardinal is a seasoned business planner with more than 25 years’ experience managing international senior sales executives, building and implementing corporate sales and marketing strategies.
Before joining Reflex Photonics as Director of International Sales Pierre has worked for leading high-tech enterprises selling complex and innovative solutions, and services directly, or in partnership with Tier 1, integrators/contractors, and OEM to leading enterprises in the aerospace, military, transport, telecommunication sectors, and government agencies.
Pierre Cardinal holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) from McGill University.