SANTA BARBARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CALIENT Technologies, Inc., the global leader for optical circuit switching technology, today announced that David Altstaetter has joined the company as its Senior Director of Technical Marketing focused on accelerating the company’s expansion into data center and service provider markets. He will report to Daniel Tardent Vice President of Marketing and Product Line Management.
Before CALIENT, Altstaetter served as Senior Director, Global Business Development and Senior Director, Applications and Solutions, for ADVA Optical Networking, Inc. Prior to his role at ADVA, he spent eight years with CALIENT, serving as Senior Systems Engineer, then Director of Systems Engineering and finally as Vice President of Systems.
“Not only does David bring 17 years of experience in telecommunications and optical networking, he also spent a solid portion of his career at CALIENT, so he has a deep understanding of our technologies, which will be valuable in developing new solutions to support our growing data center and service provider customers,” Tardent said.
Altstaetter has also held engineering positions at Coriant (Sycamore Systems, Inc.) and Verizon Communications Inc. (MCI WorldCom and WorldCom, Inc.). Altstaetter holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Texas Tech University.
About CALIENT Technologies
CALIENT Technologies is the global leader in pure photonic Optical Circuit Switching with systems that enable dynamic optical layer optimization in next generation datacenters, software defined networks, and media production facilities worldwide. CALIENT’s 3D MEMS switches provide optical path switching at up to seven-times lower cost than conventional packet-based solutions. The company designs and builds its systems using its own state-of-the-art MEMS Fab facility located at its corporate headquarters in Santa Barbara, California. For more information, visit CALIENT at http://www.calient.net, on Twitter and LinkedIn, or contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.