CHATSWORTH, Calif. -- MRV Communicationsâ„˘, Inc. (OTCQB: MRVC) ("MRV"), a leading provider of optical communications network infrastructure solutions and equipment as well as integration and managed services, today announced it has added two new executives to its network equipment business. MRV has appointed Tim Pillow as senior vice president of global sales and marketing and Dennis Henderson as vice president of operations. Complementing MRV's long-standing commitment to industry leadership and excellence, Pillow and Henderson bring seasoned experience in developing strategic business programs that will continue to drive MRV's leadership and expertise in the global communications marketplace.
With over 25 years in the industry, Pillow joins MRV from OFS Fitel LLC where he spent three years as their senior vice president of global sales and marketing. Prior to OFS, Pillow held senior sales, marketing and general management roles at Nortel Networks, Lucent and Westell Technologies. While at OFS, he not only achieved double-digit growth in fiber-to-the-home and data center solutions, but also built a successful new business footprint in Africa, enhanced channel coverage in Europe and strengthened OFS' position in Asia Pacific and Russia. As senior vice president of global sales and marketing for MRV's network equipment business, Pillow's expertise in driving revenue growth and success in new product introduction and commercialization will strengthen and support the business' understanding of the global marketplace, while offering depth in marketing, operations, product management and strategy.
Henderson comes to MRV from ARRIS Solutions where he served as senior director of global operations and led the company's procurement, supplier management, new process introduction and test and quality engineering activities. Prior to ARRIS Solutions, Henderson served as senior director of global supply chain with BigBand Networks where he played a key role in implementing efficient forecasting to drive supply base and reduce costs. Throughout his career, Henderson has demonstrated a record of success in establishing and maintaining manufacturing, outsourcing and other critical business relationships with Tier 1 partners. He has developed a proven ability to drive the necessary changes to achieve optimum performance, and brings this expertise in worldwide program management to MRV as the vice president of operations of its network equipment business.
MRV Communications Inc.