Emcore Appoints Noel Heiks To Board
Heiks brings extensive management and entrepreneurial experience to the company
Emcore has announced the appointment of Noel Heiks to its board of directors.
“We are extremely pleased to have Noel join us,” said Gerald Fine, Emcore's chairman of the board. “Noel's significant experience managing high growth defence and optoelectronics companies positions her well to make valuable contributions to Emcore and our board of directors."
Heiks has extensive executive management and entrepreneurial experience in high tech companies, including defence and optoelectronics companies.
From March 2018 to April 2019, Heiks served as president and COO of Duos Technologies, a company specialising in AI and machine learning for inspection and security applications. From August 2017 until March 2018, Heiks served as Interim CEO of MVTRAK, an early stage health monitoring company.
In 2008, Heiks founded Nuvotronics, a manufacturer of radar and wireless systems for defence and telecom organisations, serving as its CEO and then board member until its eventual acquisition by Cubic Corporation in March 2019.
In 1996, Heiks founded Haleos, a manufacturer of microfabricated optoelectronics components, and served as its vice president until its eventual acquisition by Rohm & Haas in 2002, where she went on to serve as marketing director of Rohm and Haas (now Dow Chemical) from 2002 until 2007.
Heiks holds a BSc in Physics and an MSc in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech University and holds approximately 30 awarded or pending patents.