Fonality Adds VPs

LOS ANGELES -- Fonality, a leader in open source, Asterisk-based IP telephony systems, today announced the addition of two industry veterans to its management team. The new executives, Chris Vuillaume, vice president of business and channel development, and Bruce Runyan, vice president of operations and customer care, bring more than 45 years of combined telecommunications and technology industry experience to Fonality.

“Chris and Bruce bring outstanding experience to Fonality with their proven track records of building successful public and private companies within the telecom and data sectors,” said Chris Lyman, Fonality’s founder and CEO. “With these great additions to the management team, Fonality is well positioned to handle our extremely rapid growth.”

Fonality’s new vice president of business development and channels, Chris Vuillaume, brings 15 years of telecommunications industry experience. Vuillaume was previously vice president for the IP telephony product marketing group at Alcatel (NYSE:ALA), where he was responsible for marketing and business development for the company’s North American IP telephony practice, including distribution channels. He also has a rich entrepreneurial history, notably co-founding Santa Clara-based NetManSys, a developer of software to manage devices that transmit voice and data traffic over telecommunications networks, where he served as vice president of marketing, grew the company from inception to 80 employees and ultimately sold it to a private acquirer.

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