Yannick Bailly has over 20 years of experience in the market of optical components. He joined Alcatel Optronics in 2001 working in business development and sales, before his promotion in 2006 as Director of Product Management for Avanex France. Between1992 to 2000, he held the position of Product Line Manager at Tekelec Europe, a leading distributor of high technology products, where he designed and successfully implemented the distribution of active and passive components for optical communications throughout Europe. Yannick was also responsible for the product line at Jobin Yvon, a French supplier of spectrometers for both Industry and Laboratory markets. Yannick holds a master's degree in optics and imaging (DEA) from the University of Marseille and a Masters in Engineering from Centrale Marseille. He also holds a master's degree in Marketing Management from Audencia Nantes.