Prior to becoming an Executive in Residence at Storm in 2002, Phil Anthony was the President of the Amplification Products Group of JDS Uniphase, responsible for its optical amplifier, passive optical component, and integrated module businesses. During the telecommunications infrastructure boom, he coordinated business functions to achieve a growth in revenues that accelerated to >50% Q/Q. In the ensuing revenue collapse, he managed the orderly restructuring of 14 businesses bought by JDS Uniphase while maintaining cash-flow neutral operations. He emphasized structured processes throughout the merged operations to increase product dependability and customer responsiveness. His organizations enhanced margins through innovative product platforms and revised production systems; they retained as much margin as possible by efficiently transferring production to a mirrored organization in China. He joined JDS Uniphase in 2000 when it acquired E-TEK Dynamics, where he was the VP of Engineering for two years.
Prior to E-TEK, Dr. Anthony was the Director of the Passive Devices and Integrated Modules Organization of Lucent Technologies. During 20 years at AT&T Bell Laboratories and Lucent, Phil helped develop the technological foundations for a number of photonic businesses, including lasers, DWDM components, optical interconnects, photonic switching, integrated optics, and optoelectronic packaging.
He served as the President of the IEEE Photonics Society (formerly LEOS) in 2001 and in various capacities on its Board of Governors since 1994. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, was awarded a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Illinois, and graduated with a B.S. in Physics from the University of Dayton.