Debray - Manufacturing - Mesa, AZ, USA

Jp Debray

Mesa, AZ, USA


• Over 15 Years’ experience in manufacturing and product development
• Managed global engineering teams and industrialization projects
• Successfully moved an entire laser chip fabrication operation to another production site without interruption of production and delivery to the customers
• Experience in yield and quality improvement methodologies (manufacturing excellence programs such as TPM, TEI, 5S, TQM, …)
• Skilled in building new or expanding existing operations
• Strong analytical capability
• Talent in Leadership and team building
• Business and quality oriented
• Excellent communication skills. Results driven and highly motivated. Convincing presenter



  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Work History

Director, LED

Soitec, USA

• Manage the LED (Light Emitting Diodes) program development.
• Manage the industrialization (100% outsource model in Asia). Find the partners, qualify them and transfer the processes (From Epi to Emitters)
• Coordinate with French Research Centre (CEA-Leti) activities

Sr. Director

Epi Division

Semileds, Taiwan

• Manage the Epitaxy division, operation and engineering.
• Oversee engineering transfers and activities as well as operations at ChinaSemileds.
• Implementation of best manufacturing techniques in both manufacturing sites.

Director, Operations

Glo, Denmark

• Site leader for the Denmark location. Responsible developing the business in Denmark: recruiting and managing teams (epitaxy, processing, testing, maintenance teams), establishing and managing relationships with partners (local and international). Implementation of best manufacturing practices in the development environment.

• Oversee operations in multiple sites (Denmark, Sweden, and USA)

Operation and Engineering Director

Laser Fabrication

which includes the epitaxy, wafer processing and chip operations. Responsible for delivering product on time, meeting cost, quality, and performance specifications. Managing production schedule, inventory. Responsible as well of the engineering team. Driving continuous improvement through multiple manufacturing excellence programs (TPM, 5S, TEI ). Strong emphasis on Six Sigma approach. Introduced Designed For Manufacturing (DFM) rules with New Product Introduction team which led to multiple successful launch of new product in production on time and meeting cost targets. Managing a team of about fifty people, including fifteen engineers.

Director, Laser Chip Operations

Finisar, USA

Manager (Fabrication)


Responsible of the Lasers & Photodiodes chips manufacturing

Lead Engineer


(Finisar purchased the VCSEL division of Honeywell in April 2004), USA

• Responsible of the Epitaxial group: Operation and Engineering development of GaAs based lasers.

Leader of the GaN LED

Light Emitting Diodes

based epitaxy group. Development of LED processes from 400nm to 540nm exhibiting world-class performances. Successful transfer to manufacturing sites of newly developed processes. Managing the customer support after process transfer. Interaction with hardware engineering team in order to modify growth chamber design. This work allowed the capture of multi million dollar businesses in US and Taiwan by selling turn-key systems.

• Development of 1300nm/1550nm monolithic InP based VCSELs (Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting Lasers). Internal consultant for the InGaAsN/GaAs based VCSELs.

Leader of the InGaAlP

based LED epitaxy group. Development of LED processes from 570nm to 650nm. Responsible of the red LED production at Emcore Somerset (E400, D180). Led the transfer to another production site in Florida.

Senior Staff Scientist

Emcore, USA

Epi. leader


Research Engineer

C.N.E.T., Bagneux, France

(PhD student) at the National Centre of Telecommunication of France Telecom (C.N.E.T., Bagneux, France)
• In charge of an Emcore D125 commercial reactor (installation, initialisation, maintenance, runs ).
• Study and growth of vertical micro cavities at telecom wavelength (850,980, 1550nm).
• Study of Carbon and Silicon doping of Bragg DBRs (GaAlAs & InGaAlAs based alloys)
• Growth of monolithic (single step growth) of 1550nm optical bistable devices and VCSELs.
• Contribution to European project: ACTS VERTICAL.


1992-1993: Study of Organometallics compounds (polyoxovanadates, polyoxomolybdates) in the Transition Chemistry Laboratory of the Pierre & Marie Curie University (C.N.R.S., Paris).

Pierre & Marie Curie University

1991-1992: Two month training in the analysis of zeolithes' adsorption properties in the Surface Reactivity and Structures Laboratory of the Pierre & Marie Curie University (C.N.R.S., Paris).

Qualifications & Certifications

University of Texas Dallas

Material Science

Pierre & Marie Curie University

Organometallics and Epitaxy

Pierre & Marie Curie University


Pierre & Marie Curie University

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