Transmode Systems AB recruits vice president of marketing from Nortel Networks

January 13, 2003--Transmode Systems AB, a Swedish supplier of transmission equipment for fiber-optic networks, has appointed Michael Crossey as vice president of marketing.

Transmode Systems AB, a Swedish supplier of transmission equipment for fiber-optic networks, has appointed Michael Crossey as vice president of marketing. Crossey joins Transmode from Nortel Networks where he held a series of senior management positions in product marketing, market development and operations.

Transmode Systems has developed a very cost efficient fiber-optic transmission system for metro networks, based on coarse wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM). The company has customers in Europe, the US, and Asia. The addition of Crossey will enable Transmode to build on its initial success and increase its visibility in the marketplace.

Most recently, Crossey held the position of director of market development, Nordics and Benelux, for Nortel Networks' optical business in the region. In this role he was responsible for business development and technical sales for Nortel's metro and long-haul DWDM portfolio. Prior to this he was responsible for product marketing and product management for part of Nortel's metro optical and access solutions. In his new role at Transmode, Crossey will be responsible for product management, strategic marketing, and marketing communications.

Transmode Systems AB is headquartered in Stockholm.

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