Management Team

Management Team

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Sangsoo Lee, Ph.D. |Co-founder, CEO&CTO at luxar

As a serial entrepreneur, Sangsoo co-founded luxar. Before he corporated luxar, he was a founder of Optella Inc., operated in both CA and S. Korea, and led a successful exit to Cosemi Technologies. After merging with Cosemi, he worked as VP of engineering of Cosemi and CTO of Optella. Now his first company is a part of the public company.
He has worked for Electronics and Telecommunication Research Institute (ETRI) as the principal researcher and director and has over 25 years of experience in photonics technology. As a photonic expert, he has +1,800 google scholar citations, + 50 international papers, and +70 US patents.




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Ken Ahmad | Co-founder, CSO & Chairman of the Board at luxar

Ken served as a chairman of the board at Optella Inc. and greatly contributed to the company’s exit in 2018. Prior to Optella, he was a Chief Executive Officer and President of Reflex Photonics Inc. He also served as a President and CEO at Avrio Technologies, and a marketing and sales Vice President at MRV Communications, and President/General Manager at Luminent (Nasdaq LMNE, currently known as Source Photonics). He has over 40 years of experience in marketing and management in a North America-based photonics corporation.