Versawave’s Burnaby office is on the move

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December 9, 2013, Ottawa, Canada

In early 2014 Optelian will begin integration of the Versawave Division by relocating to the newly prepared facilities at its corporate headquarters in Ottawa.

The Ottawa headquarters comprises of 37,000 square feet that contains both core business functions and manufacturing facilities. Versawave, as a division of Optelian, will be able to leverage these resources to further grow its capabilities, product lines, and customer base.

“Quality is a core aspect of the culture here at Optelian,” Dennis Isotti, Vice President of Operations reports. “Optelian is TL-9000 certified, which is a catalyst that helps create an environment of continuous improvement for the organization. We are proud of our North American manufacturing capabilities and have the expertise to ramp up production of Versawave modules to 10x the current production capacity.”

Versawave module production will be transferred into a newly built custom laboratory space where process and operations will be fully integrated into Optelian’s world class production and quality control systems. Manufacturing is capable of 24/7 production, resulting in shorter lead times while ensuring on time customer delivery.

“Moving R&D and Operations under the same roof will not only make us more efficient, but also more agile” said Simon Benwell, Business Unit Manager for Versawave, a division of Optelian. “By having R&D work in conjunction with the production teams our NPI times will reduce significantly while our production capacity drastically increase. These are both essential for our new products coming onto the market in 2014 and beyond.”

If you have any questions, please contact Simon Benwell at 613 287 2000 x2259 or email

About Versawave – A Division of Optelian
Versawave – A Division of Optelian, is a leader in the field of ultra-high bandwidth gallium arsenide based optical modulators with patented polarization modulation technology. Products are designed, developed, and manufactured in Canada. Versawave was acquired by Optelian in 2011. For more information, visit For more information about Optelian, visit