Business Unit Leader

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Optelian is currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced Business Unit Leader to join its team under Optelian’s Versawave division. Versawave provides modulation components for high-speed data and high bandwidth optical transmission applications.

What makes Optelian different? You have a voice. Optelian recognizes success and wants to ensure that it helps you maximize your success both professionally and personally. Isn’t it time that you work for a company that recognizes you for what you achieve rather than just the bottom line? Join Optelian and experience the difference for yourself.


Your role will be to lead the Versawave team both strategically and tactically.  You will report to the President of Optelian.  The team specifies, designs, builds, tests and qualifies its modulators. You will have overall responsibility for the business unit, will develop a business plan and interface directly with lead-customers and suppliers to achieve program success.

Key Responsibilities

  • Business Unit Leadership
  • Properly Staff and Organize the team to achieve success
  • Lead key customer relationship management
  • Lead key supplier relationship management
  • Develop business and marketing plans


  • Minimum 10 years of proven experience in a high-tech business leadership role
  • Experience and relationships in the satellite industry an asset
  • Experience and understanding of optical compound semiconductor designs/fabrication an asset
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Customer relationship management
  • Proven track record for business development


  • Masters in Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics or equivalent
  • MBA an asset

To apply submit your resume to quoting in the subject line Versawave Business Unit Leader.