About Our Company

Management Team

Dr. Thompson Lin  |  Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board

Chih‑Hsiang (Thompson) Lin, Ph.D., founded Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. in February 1997 and has been President and Chief Executive Officer since our inception. He currently serves as the Chairman of our Board, a position he has held since January 2014. He has served as a director on our Board since 1997, and he served as Chairman of our Board from May 2000 through September 2002, and again from June 2008 through October 2009. Dr. Lin has also served as a research associate professor and senior research scientist at the University of Houston. Dr. Lin holds a BS degree in Nuclear Engineering from National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan and a MS degree and a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Missouri‑Columbia. The Board believes that Dr. Lin is qualified to serve as a director based on his extensive background in business management, his role as founder, President and Chief Executive Officer and his years of service on our Board.


Dr. Stefan Murry  |  Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer

Stefan J. Murry, Ph.D., has served as our Chief Financial Officer since August 2014. Previously, Dr. Murry served as our Chief Strategy Officer from December, 2012, our Vice President of Sales and Marketing from June 2004 until December 2012, our Director of Sales and Marketing from January 2000 to June 2004 and as a Senior Engineer of Device Packaging from February 1997 to January 2000. He also previously served as Research Associate and Mission Control Specialist with the Space Vacuum Epitaxy Center in Houston, TX. Dr. Murry has been issued multiple patents in the optoelectronics industry, as well as in various related and complimentary industries. Dr. Murry received BS and MS degrees in Physics and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Houston.

Dr. Fred Chang  |  Senior Vice President and North America General Manager

Hung‑Lun (Fred) Chang, Ph.D., has served as the Senior Vice President of the Optical Component Business Unit since October 2012. Previously, Dr. Chang served as Vice President of our Optical Module Division from March 2005 until October 2012, our Director of Manufacturing from June 2002 to March 2004, and as our Deputy Packaging Manager from April 2001 to May 2002. Dr. Chang has held numerous positions in the optoelectronics industry throughout his career. His most recent position prior to joining us was Deputy Manager of the Optical Active Component Group at Hon‑Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., which is based in Taiwan. He was also a researcher and project manager of the Optoelectronic Module Technology group at Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd. from 1996 to 2000. Dr. Chang received a BS degree in Electrophysics and a Ph.D. in Electro‑Optical Engineering from National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan.

Dr. Klaus Alex Anselm  |  Vice President Semiconductor Products

Dr. Klaus Alex Anselm joined AOI in 1999 and has served as our Vice President of Semiconductor Products since 2008. Previously, Dr. Anselm was responsible for fundamental developments in the use of Molecular Beam Epitaxy for Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies. Dr. Anselm earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas. Dr. Anselm holds twenty-three U.S. patents and has written more than forty journal articles and conference presentations.

Shu-Hua (Joshua) Yeh  |  Senior Vice President and Asia General Manager

Shu‑Hua (Joshua) Yeh has served as our Asia General Manager since February 2015 and as Senior Vice President of our Network Equipment Module Business Unit since November 2012. Previously, Mr. Yeh served as our General Manager of our Video Equipment Division of Global Technology Inc., our China subsidiary, since its acquisition by us in March 2006 and had served as its President and Chief Executive Officer from April 2002 until the acquisition. From May 1995 to April 2002, Mr. Yeh served as a Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Twoway CATV Technology Inc. Mr. Yeh received a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MS in Automatic Control Science from National Chung Shing University in Taiwan.

David C. Kuo | Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary

David C. Kuo joined AOI in 2007 and has served as our Vice President and General Counsel since August 2013 and as our Corporate Secretary since November 2012. Previously, Mr. Kuo served as our Assistant General Counsel from May 2009 until August 2013, and as our Asia Legal Manager from January 2011 until August 2013. Mr. Kuo holds a JD from South Texas College of Law and a BBA degree in Real Estate from Baylor University.