Infinera appoints Andrew Bond-Webster as Asia Pacific VP of sales

April 16, 2011
Sunnyvale, CA--Infinera appointed Andrew Bond-Webster as vice president of sales for Asia Pacific.

Sunnyvale, CA--Infinera (Nasdaq: INFN) announced the appointment of Andrew Bond-Webster as vice president of sales for Asia Pacific to accelerate Infinera’s focus on marketing Digital Optical Network solutions in the Asia Pacific region. According to data from analyst firm Ovum, the Asia Pacific fiber-optic wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) market accounted for a total of $1.9 billion in revenue last year, with a forecast annual growth rate of 10% from 2010 to 2015. Infinera has achieved significant success in the region with major customers including Japan’s largest service provider NTT and leading independent service provider Pacnet, headquartered in Hong Kong and Singapore and active throughout Asia. Bond-Webster will help Infinera broaden and deepen its focus in this important market.

Bond-Webster brings more than 20 years of experience in the terrestrial and satellite telecommunications industry across wide geographical markets and industry verticals to his new role at Infinera. His previous experience includes senior sales and marketing roles at technology suppliers and service providers in the Asia region, including Cable and Wireless and Equant Network Services.

"Infinera is the leading player worldwide in Digital Optical Networks and I am excited about the opportunity to take on this important role," said Bond-Webster. "My top priorities are to create further value for our existing customers, take advantage of new business opportunities and establish a good network of partners to help facilitate our growth. My goal is to drive and execute a business strategy that will help Infinera achieve sustainable long term revenue and margin growth across the region."

"Operators in the Asia Pacific region face the challenge to achieve faster and more cost-effective networks, and Infinera’s solutions have the exemplary product quality and the digital features that can deliver competitive advantages to customers in the region," said Ron Martin, Infinera’s senior VP of worldwide sales. "With his excellent leadership skills, we are confident Andrew will help us drive the benefits of Digital Optical Networks further in the region."

SOURCE: Infinera; www.infinera.com/j7/servlet/NewsItem?newsItemID=256

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