6 Questions with Sanjai Parthasarathi
Talking Technology Trends with II-VI Incorporated’s Chief Marketing Officer
By Sanjai Parthasarathi
July 21, 2021
Sanjai Parthasarathi joined II-VI in 2013 and has been the Chief Marketing Officer since 2019. Previously, Dr. Parthasarathi was Vice President, Product Marketing and Strategy, for II-VI Photonics since 2015. Prior to II-VI, he served as Senior Director, Product Line Management, at Oclaro. With over 28 years of broad management and technical experience, Dr. Parthasarathi has held a variety of progressive roles in R&D, manufacturing, product line management, and marketing, including senior business and technical management positions at Avanex Corporation, Oplink Communications, TeraStor, Western Digital, and Concurrent Technologies Corporation. Dr. Parthasarathi graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, with a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, and holds an M.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in Engineering Science from the Pennsylvania State University.
- What is II-VI Incorporated’s mission?
The II-VI corporate mission is “Enabling the world to be safer, healthier, closer, and more efficient.” Our continuous investments and innovations underpin many of the transformations that the world is experiencing today — that is, becoming more connected, intelligent, mobile, and electric.
- How does II-VI Incorporated participate in the submarine cable market?
II-VI supplies highly reliable components and subsystems that our customers integrate into their submarine cables.
Our market-leading products include:
- 980 nm pump lasers
- Wavelength selective switches (WSS)
- Is II-VI Incorporated currently involved with any new submarine cable projects?
II-VI provides several products and solutions used in many of the new long-haul transatlantic and transpacific cables, as well as in some intra-regional submarine cable projects located off the coasts of the U.S., Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, the Middle East, and Latin America.