David Stehlin, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Stehlin joined MRV’s Optical Communications Systems (“OCS”) division in April 2011 as the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing; in February 2012, he was promoted to the position of President of the OCS division; and in February 2013, he was promoted to the position of Chief Executive Officer. He has more than two decades of telecommunications industry experience, having held executive level positions at various equipment manufacturing companies since 1990. From 2003 to March 2011, Mr. Stehlin was the president of Overture Networks, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of high-speed Carrier Ethernet edge and aggregation solutions, and president and chief executive officer of Ceterus Networks, Inc. which merged into Overture Networks. From 2002 to 2003, he was the president and chief executive officer of Valo, Inc., an early stage venture-backed start up focused on developing a new copper-bonding access system for North American carriers. From 1999 to 2001, he was the president and chief executive officer of OnePath Networks, Inc., a venture-backed start up building multi-service fiber optic access systems for major communications service providers. From 1990 to 1999, he was the senior vice president of sales and marketing of Keptel, Inc., then president of Keptel and Antec Network Transport, divisions of Antec, Inc., a major provider of hybrid fiber-coaxial and interconnection products to the telecommunications industry. From 1984 to 1989 he held various sales management positions with both Laser Precision and Siecor, high-end fiber optic test equipment companies. After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy with a bachelor of science degree in international security affairs, Mr. Stehlin served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. Additionally, he earned a master’s of business administration degree from National University.