Bringing more than 25 years of industry experience to the role, John D'Anna is Chief Executive Officer of Empirix, Inc. Prior to joining the company; John served as senior vice president of global sales and services for JDSU's Test & Measurement Product Group. Under John's leadership, JDSU's Communications Test & Measurement sales organization built strategic relationships with some of the world's largest communications service providers and equipment manufacturers. In addition, John led the company's global services group, a multinational organization focused on delivering services in support of JDSU's Systems & Software solutions for deployment and maintenance, product support services, consulting and educational services.
John joined JDSU in August 2005 with the acquisition of Acterna, where he was executive vice president of global sales and services. Before joining Acterna, John was field sales representative for Hewlett-Packard's Test & Measurement Group from 1984 to 1990.
John is a member of the Advisory Board for the Newark College of Engineering, the engineering college of the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and received a Masters of Business Administration in finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University.