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Feb 20th, 2012
Luxtera strengthens management team with the addition of three new executives
Luxtera, the worldwide leader in Silicon CMOS Photonics, announces the addition of three new executives to its management team.
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The new members include Joseph Balardeta, vice president of engineering; Ron Horan, vice president of sales and Chris Bergey, vice president of marketing.

  • Luxtera names Joseph Balardeta as its vice president of engineering, previously holding senior technical management positions at AMCC and Broadcom.
  • Luxtera announces Chris Bergey as the vice president of marketing. Bergey spent the last five years establishing and managing Broadcom’s WLAN combo business into one of Broadcom’s largest business lines.
  • Ron Horan joins Luxtera as the vice president of sales. Ron was most recently a senior director of sales and global account manager for Broadcom.

Each new member of the Luxtera team has demonstrated considerable leadership in the semiconductor industry. Balardeta was most recently a founder of Uplay, LLC, which was acquired by Callaway Golf. He also held various engineering management roles at Broadcom and served as the vice president of engineering at AppliedMicro. Bergey also joins Luxtera from Broadcom, where he was most recently vice president of the Mobile and Wireless Group and gained significant experience with starting and managing product lines and marketing organizations through explosive growth. Prior to spending nine years at Broadcom, Bergey worked for Multilink Technology Corporation and Advanced Micro Devices. Horan was most recently senior director and global account manager for Broadcom. Prior to joining Broadcom, Horan managed the platform engineering team at Advanced Micro Devices. Prior to that, he was a senior design engineer with Compaq Computer’s workstation team, where he drove high speed graphics and management solutions and was awarded 16 patents.



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