Technology >> CEO Interviews >> April 19, 2004


RONALD C. FOSTER is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of JDS Uniphase Corporation. Mr. Foster joined JDS Uniphase in February 2003 from Novell Corporation, where he was CFO, responsible for finance, tax, treasury, internal audit, information systems, investor relations, operations, and real estate. In his prior position as Vice President of Finance and Corporate Controller, Mr. Foster was responsible for worldwide financial planning, reporting and operations. Prior to Novell, Mr. Foster served as Vice President, Operations Controller for Applied Materials. In these roles, Mr. Foster implemented shared service programs and other consolidation and integration activities similar to those being undertaken at JDS Uniphase. Mr. Foster developed a strong operational focus through his prior roles as Business Group Controller at Applied Materials Corporation, and Group Controller at Hewlett- Packard Corporation. He also held operations management and consulting positions in the forest products industry early in his career. Mr. Foster earned an MBA degree from the University of Chicago and a BA in Economics from Whitman College. Profile
TWST: Would you begin with a brief historical sketch of JDS Uniphase


Mr. Foster: It's been through a series of significant transitions over

the last several years. In fact, I