Oleg Khaykin new Viavi president and CEO

Test and measurement firm Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) has named Oleg Khaykin as president and chief executive officer (CEO). He also joins the company's board of directors. The appointments, effective February 3, 2016, sees him replace interim president and CEO Richard E. Belluzzo, who will again focus on his duties as chairman of the board of directors.

Test and measurement firm Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) has named Oleg Khaykin as president and chief executive officer (CEO). He also joins the company's board of directors. The appointments, effective February 3, 2016, sees him replace interim president and CEO Richard E. Belluzzo, who will again focus on his duties as chairman of the board of directors.

Belluzzo stepped in as president and CEO after Thomas Waechter depart left the company, shortly after it was formed when JDSU split into two entities (see "President and CEO Waechter departs Viavi" and "Viavi Solutions, Lumentum begin life as JDSU is no more").

Khaykin comes to Viavi from Silver Lake Partners, where he was a senior advisor. Prior to that position, he was president and CEO of International Rectifier from 2008 until its acquisition by Infineon AG in January 2015. Khaykin also has served as COO of Amkor Technology and vice president of strategy and business development at Conexant Systems. Earlier in his career he spent eight years with The Boston Consulting Group and, prior to that, was an engineer at Motorola.

"Viavi has an impressive leadership position in network instrumentation along with highly innovative software solutions to meet the evolving needs of next generation communication networks. Viavi also has strong leadership and technological excellence in anti-counterfeiting solutions for currency authentication," said. Khaykin. "I am looking forward to the exciting challenge and opportunity to build success at Viavi and creating value for our customers, shareholders and employees as we execute our strategy."

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