Adrian Meldrum joins the Vector Photonics board of directors as Executive Chair, contributing to corporate strategy, planning and implementation. Adrian has a proven track record in the photonics industry in senior leadership, sales, marketing, NPI, and operations roles, in start-ups, private and public listed companies. The appointment comes as Vector Photonics moves into the next phase of commercialising its unique, all-semiconductor, PCSEL technology.
Neil Martin, CEO of Vector Photonics, said, “We welcome Adrian Meldrum to Vector Photonics as Executive Chair of the board. Adrian brings 25 years of industrial photonics, telecommunications, and semiconductor experience. He has been CEO, CCO, business development director, commercial director and general manager in high-revenue, high-growth, and high-profit, multi-million-pound turnover, global companies, including Gooch & Housego, Oclaro Inc., IQE, and Bookham Inc. He also brings invaluable, stakeholder and investor communications experience, including with the NASDAQ and AIM stock markets.”
Adrian has a 1st class BSc (Hons) degree in Physics and Mathematics from Manchester Metropolitan University. Outside of work, Adrian is a trustee and volunteer at ‘ABC to Read’, helping children to read, and The Link Visiting Scheme, helping to support older people suffering from loneliness and isolation.