Mark Wegleitner, former Verizon executive, joins Infinera Board

May 25, 2011
Sunnyvale, CA--Most recently senior VP of technology at Verizon Communications until his retirement in July 2010, Mark A. Wegleitner joined the Infinera board of directors.

Sunnyvale, CA--Most recently senior vice president of technology at Verizon Communications until his retirement in July 2010, Mark A. Wegleitner has joined the Infinera board of directors. Wegleitner brings deep experience in optical telecommunications technology to Infinera's board of directors. Infinera provides Digital Optical Networking systems to telecommunications carriers worldwide. Infinera's systems are unique in their use of a breakthrough semiconductor technology: the photonic integrated circuit (PIC).

At Verizon, Wegleitner's responsibilities included technology assessment, network architecture, platform development and laboratory evaluation for wireline and wireless communications networks. From 2000 to 2007, Wegleitner was CTO of Verizon Communications, responsible for wireline networks. Prior to this, Wegleitner held a series of positions at Bell Atlantic, Bell Laboratories and AT&T. His career in telecommunications spans more than 38 years. 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.

"I'm pleased to join Infinera’s board of directors," said Mr. Wegleitner. "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.”

"We’re very pleased to welcome Mark to our board," said Infinera CEO Tom Fallon. "With his years of experience at one of the world’s leading carriers, he will bring valuable insights and perspective to Infinera.”

SOURCE: Infinera;

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