AXT appoints Wilson Lin as COO
Over the course of his career, Mr. Lin has built a solid track record of success in operations and business management in the compound semiconductor and related industries.
Before joining AXT, Mr. Lin served as director and CEO of General Photonics Corporation, a manufacturer of advanced optical polarization modules and instruments.
At General Photonics, he reorganized the global sales channels and launched new programs in operations, including six-sigma manufacturing processes.
Prior to General Photonics, he held various management positions of increasing responsibility at Newport Corporation, a worldwide leader in photonics solutions.
Mr. Lin joined Newport in December 2006 as director, global supply chain management, where he consolidated Newport's global supply chain, with a focus on creating efficiencies and reducing material costs.
In February 2010, Mr. Lin was appointed as general manager of China Operations.
In January 2013, Mr. Lin was appointed as vice president, Asia Pacific, and became responsible for all operations, engineering, marketing, sales and services for Newport in the Asia Pacific region.
Mr. Lin holds a Ph.D. in physics from the City University of New York and conducted postdoctoral research at Princeton University.
He has published more than 30 technical articles related to crystal growth and the fabrication of compound semiconductors and their applications.
Further, Mr. Lin earned an M.B.A. degree from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a B.S. degree in physics from Chun-Yuan University, Taiwan. ■