Meet Erik. Erik is a submarine network field technician. Erik has a tough job. Like any submarine network field technician, Erik faces a long list of challenges to get the job done. He needs a deep optical transmission knowledge, a willingness to travel worldwide at a moment’s notice, and a high level of patience, because whatever can go wrong, often does. What makes Erik’s job so different from his terrestrial network colleagues? Water, and lots of it! Here's what makes that especially challenging.
Lawton W. Fitt has served as a Director of Ciena since November 2000. From October 2002 to March 2005, Ms. Fitt served as Director of the Royal Academy of Arts in London. From 1979 to October 2002, Ms. Fitt was an investment banker with Goldman Sachs & Co., where she was a partner from 1994, and a managing director from 1996 to October 2002. Ms. Fitt holds a bachelor of arts degree from Brown University and a M.B.A. degree from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. Ms. Fitt also serves on the board of directors of Thomson Reuters, The Carlyle Group, L.P., and The Progressive Corporation.