Mark Cannata is the director of sales and marketing for IPG Photonics’ telecommunications business. IPG is the world’s leading provider of high power fiber lasers which enable some of the most powerful and compact optical amplifiers for the global telecommunications market.
Mark graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1984 with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering. He earned his MBA from the University of Dallas in 1989. Prior to joining IPG, Mark worked in sales, marketing, engineering and operations positions in the predecessor companies that ultimately became Tellabs’ Access group.
In December of 1999, Mark re-located with his family to Genoa, Italy, to form a product marketing organization in the Access group of Marconi Communications. The company developed in Genoa one of the first intelligent Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexers (DSLAM) for broadband service delivery. In the mid-1990s, Mark was also instrumental in the standardization of one of the largest fiber-based systems deployment in North America, with over 1.3 million lines deployed to date.
Mark currently resides in Dallas, Texas, with his wife Edna and their three children - Margaret, Catherine and John. Mark enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.