24 May 2011

Former senior Verizon exec Wegleitner joins Infinera board

Infinera of Sunnyvale, CA, USA says that Mark A. Wegleitner has joined its board of directors, bringing “deep experience in telecoms technology”.

Wegleitner was most recently senior VP of technology at Verizon Communications Inc until his retirement last July. At Verizon, his responsibilities included technology assessment, network architecture, platform development and laboratory evaluation for wireline and wireless communications networks.

From 2000 to 2007, Wegleitner was Verizon’s chief technology officer, responsible for wireline networks. Prior to that, he held a series of positions at Bell Atlantic, Bell Laboratories and AT&T. His career in telecoms spans more than 38 years.

Picture: Mark A. Wegleitner.

Wegleitner received a B.A. in mathematics from St. John’s University and an M.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California at Berkeley.

“Infinera’s innovative technology has already had a major impact on the telecom market, and I believe it is still in the early stages of its development as a force in the global industry,” says Wegleitner.

“With his years of experience at one of the world’s leading carriers, he will bring valuable insights and perspective to Infinera,” believes CEO Tom Fallon.

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