Infinera (NASDAQ:INFN) has promoted David Heard to chief operating officer (COO), a move effective at the beginning of this month. Heard will now be for the overall operations of the company, including the integration of newly acquired Coriant (see “Infinera closes Coriant acquisition”).
Heard joined Infinera in June 2017 as senior vice president and general manager. His prior experience includes executive leadership roles at Lucent, Santera Systems (Tekelec), Somera (Jabil), Bigband (Arris) and JDSU (now VIAVI Solutions). Heard also is chairman of the Telecommunications Industry Association.
“As an accomplished and trusted leader, David is uniquely qualified to drive operational excellence across the organization and accelerate Infinera’s industry leadership as we scale to address the next wave of global spending,” said Tom Fallon, Infinera CEO. “David’s appointment reinforces our commitment to customers and the unique value they can realize with our broad set of end-to-end packet-optical solutions and world-class service offerings.”
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