STL has announced the appointments of two industry leaders as it is poised to cater to the demand for optical connectivity products.

The company has hired two people in key leadership roles – David De Craemer as the business head and Tomasz Bednarczyk as the global research and development (R&D) head for the optical connectivity business.

David De Craemer brings over 25 years of industry experience working with the likes of TE Connectivity and CommScope. Commenting on the development, David De Craemer, business head, optical connectivity business, STL, said, “I am excited about the opportunity and look forward to leveraging my strength and capabilities to co-create sustainable growth for the company, creating superior value for our customers.”

Tomasz Bednarczyk has worked for 18 years at Corning in various R&D, Finance and PLM domains. Commenting on the opportunity, Tomasz Bednarczyk, head, global R&D, optical connectivity business, STL, said, “I have the privilege of leading an agile, motivated, and customer-oriented team that is relentlessly working towards providing its customers with best-in-class technology. We commit to investing in the innovation process while keeping environmental sustainability as a top priority.”

Further, Paul Atkinson, chief executive officer (CEO), optical networking business, STL, said, “Their arrival is sure to enhance our connectivity business, fostering innovation and growth and creating impact for our customers.”

STL believes these new additions would further strengthen the leadership team comprising Binod Balachandran, Sam Leeman, and Ryan Chappell and would pivot the company to be one of the top three global optical players.