JDSU adds new CFO and test business senior VP

JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) has made a pair of new senior-level appointments. Rex Jackson has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), while Susan Spradley is now senior vice president and general manager of JDSU’s Communications Test and Measurement (CommTest) business segment.

JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) has made a pair of new senior-level appointments. Rex Jackson has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), while Susan Spradley is now senior vice president and general manager of JDSU’s Communications Test and Measurement (CommTest) business segment.

Jackson has been acting CFO since September 2012. He joined JDSU two years ago as senior vice president, Business Services, which included responsibility for corporate IT. Prior to joining JDSU, he was executive vice president and CFO at Symyx Technologies; before that role, Jackson was acting CFO at Synopsys.

"Rex's strong performance as acting CFO and his deep knowledge of the company's strategy to drive profitable growth -- combined with his prior experience as a public company CFO -- make him an excellent choice for this key leadership position," said Tom Waechter, JDSU president and CEO, to whom Jackson will report.

Spradley, meanwhile, will report to David Heard, CommTest's president. She is now responsible for the development and management of the CommTest product portfolio, including instruments, probes, software applications, and service assurance products. Spradley has more than 20 years of telecommunications industry experience, including executive positions at Nokia Siemens Networks and Nortel. President Obama appointed Spradley to serve on the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee; she also is chair of U.S. Ignite, a White House and National Science Foundation initiative to promote U.S. leadership in developing applications and services for broadband and software-defined networks.

"Sue brings unique experience and strong relationships with the world's leading network equipment manufacturers and service providers to JDSU," said Heard. "She is ideally suited to advance our communications test growth strategy as we transition from traditional test and measurement to providing an integrated portfolio of instruments and software for the enablement of networks, services and applications."

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