Saeid Aramideh has been appointed vice president of marketing, business development, and sales for North America at CoreOptics, developer of 10- and 40-Gbit/sec optical-networking subsystems. His 14 years' experience in product-line management, marketing, and the development of optical components, SONET/DWDM transmission, and optical-switching products includes stops at iolon, Nortel Networks, and Corvis.
Former U.S. Coast Guard criminal intelligence specialist Alan Amrod is the new marketing vice president at Ixia, provider of high-speed network performance-analysis systems. Amrod has more than 20 years' industry experience, most recently as marketing VP at Alcatel, where he participated in the introduction of the IP Telephony platform to North America and bringing the next-generation OmniSwitch to market globally.Before that, he was Alcatel's field marketing director, sales director at Xylan Networks (acquired later by Alcatel), and progressively worked in service, sales, product marketing, and business development at General Electric.
In a move designed to strengthen its research and development business unit, Pandatel appointed Juergen Schroeder director of product development. "Our goal is to clearly define our core competence as a developer and manufacturer of products for telecom solutions and to convey our know-how to the customer," notes Schroeder, whose experience in product development in an international environment includes director of product management/strategy, marketing, and tendering at Alcatel Kommunikations-Elektronik GmbH.