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Robert S. Taylor; Operations and Manufacturing Advisor

Mr. Taylor joined the ALFT team in 2003 coming from JDS Uniphase Corporation where he held the position of Director of Exploratory Research (Electronics) from 2001 to 2003. Mr. Taylor led the hardware and firmware team in the design and building of the first prototypes of JDS Uniphase’s advanced communication modules and controllable components.From 1995 to 2001, Mr. Taylor led the automation efforts at JDS Uniphase Ottawa. During the last three years of his tenure, Mr. Taylor was the Director of Manufacturing Technology, responsible for automation, manufacturing equipment design and equipment calibration. Under the direction of Mr. Taylor, the Manufacturing Technology department enabled JDS Uniphase to achieve its dramatic growth curve from annual revenues of $42 million to $3.2 billion.

Prior to joining JDS Uniphase, he was the QC/QA manager at Optotek Limited where he brought the company to ISO2000 certification.

Mr. Taylor has a B.A. Sc. in engineering physics from the University of New Brunswick and has taken several post secondary courses in Business Administration.