Infinera taps Kambiz Hooshmand to chair board, adds Welch

NOVEMBER 1, 2010 -- Infinera has appointed Kambiz Hooshmand chairman of the board of directors. It also named Infinera co-founder Dr. David Welch to the board.

NOVEMBER 1, 2010 -- Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) has appointed Kambiz Hooshmand chairman of the board of directors. It also named Infinera co-founder Dr. David Welch to the board.

Hooshmand joined the Infinera board last year. He has more than two decades of experience in optical transport, routing, access, and related technologies. He was president and CEO of Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC) from 2005 to 2009. Before that, he held a number of senior positions at Cisco Systems Inc. including VP and General Manager of Cisco's Optical and Broadband Transport business unit.

Dr. David Welch was a co-founder of Infinera and serves today as Infinera executive vice president, and chief strategy officer.

"Infinera has a great future as the world's most innovative developer of optical networking systems, and I am proud to take on the additional responsibilities of chairman," said Hooshmand.

"These appointments bring deep experience of many aspects of the telecom and technology businesses to Infinera," commented Infinera CEO Tom Fallon. "Kambiz and Dave will play valuable roles on our board as we continue to grow and develop our business."

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