Dan Whalen appointed president, CEO of ATX Networks

Nov. 3, 2020
Whalen, who also joins the company’s board of directors as well, replaces Charlie Vogt, who left ATX Networks to head DZS.

Cable MSO broadband access and media distribution systems company ATX Networks has named Dan Whalen as its new president and CEO. Whalen, who also joins the company’s board of directors as well, replaces Charlie Vogt, who left ATX Networks to head DZS (see “Charlie Vogt to lead DASAN Zhone Solutions transformation as new president and CEO”).

Whalen comes with 20 years of experience in senior management roles, most recently with ADTRAN, where he was chief product officer. He also held several senior positions at ARRIS before its acquisition by CommScope in 2019. Prior to that, Whalen also worked at such companies as Cisco Systems, Comdisco, KPMG, and Bell Atlantic.

“Dan is the ideal choice to lead ATX through its next phase of growth,” said Camilo E. Horvilleur, board member of ATX Networks and managing director at H.I.G. Capital, which acquired ATX Networks in 2015. “A stellar record of achievement that spans sales, product, and operational roles with some of the most prestigious technology firms in the world is the right resume for taking ATX to the next level.”

Founded in 1985, ATX Networks provides equipment for hybrid fiber/coax networks as well as media distribution technology. The former line includes optical transport systems such as the GigaWave Digital Link Extender 40 (DLX40; see “ATX debuts GigaWave Digital Link Extender 40 at this week’s ANGA COM 2018”).

“ATX possesses one of the most respected pedigrees in access networking and media distribution, with the world’s leading communications service providers relying on ATX innovations to run both their residential and commercial businesses,” said Whalen. “I’m excited by the opportunity to build on that legacy, intensify our customer focus, and make our solutions even more relevant to the future success of the global broadband community.”

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