Sonus Networks Names Matthew W. Bross and Richard J. Lynch to Board of Directors
WESTFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sonus Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONS), a global leader in SIP communications, today announced the appointment of Matthew W. Bross and Richard J. Lynch to its board of directors, expanding its base of directors from nine to eleven. Mr. Bross and Mr. Lynch will serve on the Corporate Development and Investment Committee and the Technology Strategy and Oversight Committee of the Board.
“Sonus is taking its reputation as a leading technology innovator to new levels. This is a perfect time to join the board as the company continues its successful transformation and launches into new growth markets.”
Bross is currently the Chairman and CEO of Compass-EOS, a pioneer in next-generation routing and silicon photonics. Prior to joining Compass-EOS, Bross was the global chief technology officer at Huawei Technologies and British Telecom (BT). As the global chief technology officer for Huawei, Bross was responsible for leading the technology and innovation strategy for the company across multiple technology and business domains including carrier, enterprise, devices, applications and services. As chief technology officer of BT, Bross was the driving force behind BT’s 21st Century Network transformation program. Bross was also chief executive officer of BT Innovate, responsible for technology strategy, vision and innovation across all BT divisions. Bross was awarded a William Pitt Fellowship by Pembroke College at Cambridge University. In 2010, Bross was listed as one of the most powerful people in wireless by Fierce Wireless, and is currently on the board of directors of the EastWest Institute.
Lynch is currently president of FB Associates, LLC, which provides advisory and consulting services at the intersection of technology, marketing, and business operations. Lynch was the executive vice president and chief technology officer for Verizon Communications and Verizon Wireless. For his leadership in the early years of wireless data, Lynch was honored with the President’s Award by the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA). He has also been inducted into the Wireless History Foundation’s Hall of Fame. Lynch currently serves on the boards of Ruckus Wireless (NYSE: RKUS) and Blackberry (NASDAQ: BBRY). He is a graduate of Lowell Technological Institute (now University of Massachusetts), where he received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering. Lynch has also completed post graduate work at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Johnson School of Management at Cornell University.
Howard Janzen, chairman of the board of directors, commented, “Matt and Dick are prominent industry leaders who each bring a unique combination of thought leadership and operational experience that will be invaluable to us as the company executes its next phase of growth.”
Bross added, “Sonus is taking its reputation as a leading technology innovator to new levels. This is a perfect time to join the board as the company continues its successful transformation and launches into new growth markets.”
Lynch added, “The company has done a tremendous job under Ray Dolan’s leadership. It’s an honor for me to join this world class board and executive team at a time when Sonus is demonstrating that it is becoming increasingly strategic to service providers and enterprises around the world.”
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About Sonus Networks
Sonus Networks, Inc. is a leader in IP networking with proven expertise in delivering secure, reliable and scalable next-generation infrastructure and subscriber solutions. With customers in over 50 countries across the globe and over a decade of experience in transforming networks to IP, Sonus has enabled service providers and enterprises to capture and retain users and generate significant ROI. Sonus products include session border controllers, policy/routing servers, subscriber feature servers and media and signaling gateways. Sonus products are supported by a global services team with experience in design, deployment and maintenance of some of the world’s largest and most complex IP networks. For more information, visit www.sonusnet.com.
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