DZS adds COO for Asia, Chief Customer Officer for Americas, EMEADZS adds COO for Asia, Chief Customer Officer for Americas, EMEA
DZS appoints Daniel Won Chief Operating Officer for Asia and Gunter Reiss Chief Customer Officer for the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa regions. #pressrelease
July 12, 2023
DALLAS – DZS (Nasdaq: DZSI), a global leader of access, optical and cloud-controlled software defined solutions, today announced that it has appointed Daniel Won Chief Operating Officer for Asia and Gunter Reiss Chief Customer Officer for the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa (AEMEA) regions. Both executives will report to DZS President and Chief Executive Officer Charlie Vogt. Won will be responsible for sales and regional operational activities for the Asia region and Reiss will oversee sales, marketing and business development for AEMEA.
Won has more than thirty years of experience in the communications industry that spans several disciplines, including executive management, sales, operations and engineering. Prior to his current role, Won was Chief Customer Officer for Asia and Chief Product Officer at DZS and previously served as President of DASAN Networks Solutions prior to the merger in 2016 creating current DZS. Won has distinguished himself as an industry leader, establishing partnerships with marquee service providers in the region. Prior to DZS, he held various executive positions at LG and Cisco Systems.
Since joining DZS in February 2022, Reiss has become an integral part of the executive leadership team and has a deep understanding of technology and market dynamics and a passion for the DZS customer community. He has been a visionary in the industry, speaking at transformational events such as Fiber Connect, NTCA RTIME, Broadband Forum, BREKO Jahrestagung and Mobile World Live. During his role as DZS Chief Marketing Officer, Reiss led the company's brand and go-to-market initiatives positioning DZS as a disruptor in the broadband access and metro optical transport markets and developed strategic service provider relationships and global technology partnerships. Prior to DZS, Reiss was a member of the executive leadership team at A10 and before that, he was an integral part of the leadership team at Ericsson leading global strategy and business development for IP, broadband access, 4G/5G packet core, optical transport and microwave.
Governments around the world have dedicated billions of dollars to deploying fiber and other high speed digital services to citizens in their countries over the next five years, especially those in underserved and unserved communities, and to encourage the adoption of trusted vendors. The Biden Administration recently announced its allocation plans for the $42.5 billion BEAD Program, which includes key Build America, Buy America (BABA) and reporting requirements. Germany has allocated more than €43 billion in private and public funds for fiber deployments. DZS is committed to helping the German broadband association BREKO's 450 members deploy fiber to all citizens in the country by 2030. The United Kingdom has allotted roughly £17 billion to bring next-generation Fiber-to-the-Premises (FTTP) services to its residents by 2030 as well. In Asia, governments continue to make major investments and create incentives for next-generation fiber and mobile broadband technology adoption. DZS has architected its solutions to capitalize on these and other stimulus and security projects and is extremely well positioned to help its service provider customers deliver the next-generation technology required in these programs versus the competition.
The first-of-its-kind environmentally hardened DZS Saber 4400 platform changes the economics of optical transport with high bandwidth, long reach capabilities and the DZS Velocity V6 Fiber Access system includes record-shattering capacity while offering the ability for in-place upgrades to 50-gigabit Passive Optical Networking (PON) capabilities and beyond. The DZS Cloud platform, which includes award-winning DZS Xtreme, Expresse and CloudCheck solutions, offers critical support for long-term service provider success, essential reporting to meet government broadband stimulus program requirements, rapid turn-up and management of new broadband services, optimized network troubleshooting and the personalization and monetization of new broadband services in the home and business.
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