Luna Innovations Names Chief Financial Officer

Luna Innovations Incorporated (NASDAQ: LUNA), a global provider of advanced fiber optic-based technology, has announced that Gene Nestro has been named Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the company said.

Nestro succeeds current CFO Dale Messick, who has agreed to assist the company through mid-2020 to ensure a smooth transition. Nestro will lead Luna´s Finance organization and represent Luna in communications with investors, lenders and rating agencies. As a member of the company´s executive team, Nestro will report to President and CEO Scott A. Graeff.

Nestro is a senior global finance executive whose experience includes Securities and Exchange Commission reporting, diverse corporate and operational roles across multiple industries, and implementing global data and financial systems to improve efficiency. Nestro comes to Luna from Cree, Inc. (NASDAQ: CREE), where he held the position of Vice President, Corporate Finance. Prior to Cree, Nestro worked in senior finance positions at TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL), Arthur Anderson, LLP and Ernst & Young, LLP. Nestro has served on the Boards of several community athletic associations.

Luna Innovations Incorporated ( is a provider of optical technology, providing unique capabilities in high-performance, fiber optic-based, test products for the telecommunications industry and distributed fiber optic-based sensing for the aerospace and automotive industries. Luna is organized into two business segments, which work closely together to turn ideas into products: a Technology Development segment and a Products and Licensing segment. Luna´s business model is designed to accelerate the process of bringing new and innovative technologies to market.