Management Team

Jean Louis Gentner – CEO

Dr. Jean-Louis Gentner holds an Engineering degree in Physics and a PhD in Electronics, he has been serving as Epitaxy Group leader, PIC technology Group leader and Director of III-V lab, as well as Administrator for Alcatel-Lucent/Nokia in his previous role as employee of Alcatel-Lucent/Nokia Bell Labs. He co-founded Almae Technologies end of 2015 and became the CEO in March 2016, and since then has been actively developing the company to become one of the leading supplier for advanced photonic chip technology.

François Lelarge – CTO

Dr. François Lelarge received the master degree in material science in 1993, and carried out his PhD until 1996 with the Laboratory of Microstructures and Microelectronic (CNRS, France) on GaAs/AlAs superlattices grown by MBE, and his postdoctoral until 2000 at the Institute of Micro and Optoelectronics (Lausanne, Switzerland) on MOCVD InGaAs/GaAs quantum wires. He worked at III-V Lab for 15 years, in charge of the Epitaxy and New Material Technology team. Then he joined Almae Technologies as Chief Technological Officer at its creation in 2016.

Daniel Rondi – Plant Manager

Daniel Rondi holds an engineering degree in physics and chemistry from ESPCI and a MSc degree in microelectronics from the University of Paris VI. He began his career as a scientist in the field of semiconductor materials epitaxy at Thomson Central Research Laboratory (now Thales TRT). He, then, joined a number of microelectronics companies, including Ommic, Soitec and Sofradir/Lynred, where he managed various activities: R&D, production, engineering, production support, customer support, industrial documentation, supply chain and maintenance. He joined Almae in 2022 as Plant Director, in charge of facilities, equipment, IT and supply chain, to support the company’s industrial development.