Nortel Honcho Moves to Zenastra

OTTAWA -- Zenastra Photonics(tm) Inc., the emerging leader in integrated optical components for high performance networking systems, today announced that it has appointed Michael Fichtner to the position of vice-president of Global Sales. Immediately prior to joining Zenastra's leadership team, Fichtner was the head of global sales with Nortel Networks' High Performance Optical Components Group. Fichtner's mandate with Zenastra is to oversee and grow the company's existing sales team and develop its global sales strategy.

"Michael's extensive industry experience and network of relationships, familiarity with the systems and service provider markets and strong sales leadership skills underscore Zenastra's commitment to assembling the best in the industry to execute our vision and exploit the burgeoning market for integrated optical components,'' said Dr. Peter D. Scovell, vice-chairman, president and chief executive officer, Zenastra. "Michael will accelerate the expansion of Zenastra's premier sales organization to communicate the value Zenastra can provide to its customers, based on the superior quality of its technology and the strength of its product roadmap."

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