President and CEO of MultiLane SAL
Fadi Daou, CEO of Multilane SAL, is a serial entrepreneur with 30 years of experience founding high-tech startups and developing state of the art technology products and solutions in the semiconductor industry. Fadi’s entrepreneurial journey started in 2000 with his co-founding of Telephonics, a developer of passive optical components. FiberGrade, Fadi’s next venture, was a developer of optical monitoring equipment. Shortly after this Fadi moved on to founding PXIT, a developer of high-performance instruments for the electro-optical transceiver market. After repatriating to Lebanon that same year, Fadi finally founded Multilane SAL, a manufacturer of high-speed test instruments and interconnects as a key player in the support backbone of the cloud-computing industry. Meanwhile, ATC VLSI was founded in Lebanon as a faction of Multilane to develop OTN IP.
Today, Fadi operates Multilane out of his ancestral hometown of Houmal, Mount Lebanon. He is currently in the early stages of developing Houmal Technology Park (HTP) with the goal of incubating and hosting more technology companies in the area.
Vice President of Worldwide Sales at MultiLane SAL
Peter Klessel, Vice President of worldwide sales for MultiLane SAL. Peter has over 20 years of experience in the semiconductor and optics industry. Most recently, Peter was VP of Sales for Akros Silicon, which was acquired by Kinetic Technologies in 2015. Prior to Akros, Peter created and managed multiple worldwide sales regions for Monolithic Power Systems (MPS), Vice President of Americas Sales at Avago Technologies, Vice President of Business Development at Integrated Device Technologies (IDT) following their acquisition of Integrated Circuit Systems (ICS), where Peter was VP of Sales.
Prior to working at ICS, Peter held engineering and customer support positions at Cherry Semiconductor and RCA Corporation. Peter has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Villanova University in Pennsylvania, USA. Peter is based in the Bay Area of Northern California.