Technology >> CEO Interviews >> August 9, 2001

James Mcginley – Stratos Lightwave Inc (stlw)

JAMES W. MCGINLEY, President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Stratos Lightwave, Inc., leverages more than 20 years of experience in the high technology and electrical industries. Prior to assuming his role at Stratos, Mr. McGinley was President (1998) and Director (1993) of Methode Electronics, a manufacturer of electrical, electronic and optical component devices. From 1995 to 1998 he served as President of Methode's Optical Interconnect Products Group. Some of his accomplishments include the successful initial public offering of Stratos Lightwave, the acquisition of a UK fiber optic connector and cable assembly manufacturer, and the establishment of Australia Fibre Optic Products PTY LTD. Mr. McGinley holds a BA in Liberal Arts from the Evergreen State College. Profile
TWST: Could we start out with a history and overview of Stratos


Mr. McGinley: In February 2000, Methode Electronics announced its plan

to spin off a separate company, Stratos