Chairman and CEO
Decai Sun is Chairman and CEO of Luminus Devices, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sanan Opto Corporation (SH: 600703). Dr. Sun founded Lightera Corp in June 2012 in Silicon Valley and led the acquisition of Luminus Devices, a venture-funded LED company based in Boston, MA in August 2013. Prior to starting Lightera, Dr. Sun held R&D management positions at Philips Lumileds for 9 years where he was instrumental in introducing high efficiency thin film flip-chip GaN LED products to the market. In his earlier career, Dr. Sun also served as Senior R&D manager at Bandwidth9 and member of Technical Staff at Xerox PARC.
Dr. Sun holds over 50 patents in Semiconductor lasers, MEMS and LEDs. He holds a Ph.D in Engineering Physics from University of Virginia and BS in Optoelectronics from Tianjin University.
Chief Financial Officer
Kevin Shih has served as the Chief Financial Officer since December, 2013, and assumed the global operations role since February, 2015. Prior to joining Luminus, he was the VP of Finance at Emcore (Nasdaq: EMKR), where he reorganized the financial operation and audit compliance at Emcore’s Beijing WOFE and the solar JV in China from 2011 to 2013. Prior to joining Emcore, he was the Controller/Finance Director at Qualcomm Atheros (Nasdaq: QCOM), where he managed multinational finance operations and built process infrastructure to support the continuous sales growth from 2005 to 2011. He also held various senior finance positions with several hi-tech companies in Silicon Valley, including IC Media, Avanex, and ESS Technology.
Mr. Shih holds a Bachelor of Science from National Taiwan University and a Master of Business Administration from Drexel University in Philadelphia.
Executive VP of Marketing
Before joining Luminus, Mark co-founded Xicato in July 2007 and was instrumental in creating the “LED Module” category for the SSL industry. Over the last 7 years at Xicato, he developed the product and business strategy establishing Xicato’s dominant position in the critical lighting designer and specification market. Prior to Xicato, Mark was a founding member of the Lumileds joint venture (JV) between Hewlett Packard and Philips. Mark was based in the Netherlands and was responsible for manufacturing and marketing. He successfully established and cultivated numerous global partnerships, channels and developed new markets. Mark later became the Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Marketing as the JV expanded in 1999 starting new businesses for Lumileds such as LED backlighting for televisions and displays.
Vice President, Research & Development
Tony Tong is an enthusiastic technologist determined to be in the leadership role for the LED lighting revolution. As one of the earliest members, he joined Lightera Corp in 2012, which later integrated with Luminus Devices. He is leading the company's overall product develop activities and technology strategy. Prior to joining Luminus, Dr. Tong had successful career leading product and technology development at Bridgelux, Inc. and Cree, Inc.
Dr. Tong holds a doctoral degree from University of California at Berkley, and bachelor's degree from University of Science and Technology of China. He has published about 30 US patents and a dozen academic papers.