Ciena's Morin moving to EXFO as COO

Philippe Morin, senior vice president of worldwide sales and field operations for Ciena (NYSE:CIEN), will leave the company October 31, 2015 to join EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO; TSX: EXF). The test and measurement instrument developer says that Morin will become its COO early in November.

Philippe Morin, senior vice president of worldwide sales and field operations for Ciena (NYSE:CIEN), will leave the company October 31, 2015 to join EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO; TSX: EXF). The test and measurement instrument developer says that Morin will become its COO early in November.

Morin will manage EXFO's global sales, market development, marketing, product management and technology strategy. As such he will have all sales and product management executives, as well as CTO Vikas Arora, as direct reports.

Morin joined Ciena with its acquisition of Nortel's optical transport business in 2010 (see "Ciena closes Nortel acquisition"). He was president of the Metro Ethernet Networks (MEN) division at the time.

"I am delighted Philippe will be soon joining EXFO's executive team, given his wide‐ranging experience and proven capabilities as a senior executive both at Ciena and Nortel," said Germain Lamonde, EXFO's founder, chairman, and CEO. "His exceptional execution track record, as demonstrated by the strong sales growth he spearheaded at Ciena, along with his extensive background in delivering systems and integrated solutions to Tier 1 network operators and to fixed, wireless, cloud, data center and web‐scale service providers, are well aligned with EXFO's core strategies. Philippe's leadership will clearly help EXFO drive top and bottom‐line growth in fiscal 2016 and beyond, while strengthening my C‐suite and succession plans."

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