Infinera names Ron Martin vice president, worldwide sales

August 6, 2009

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Infinera (Nasdaq: INFN) has appointed Ron Martin Vice President for Worldwide Sales. Mr. Martin joins Infinera with a distinguished thirty-year track record at some of the most successful companies in the networking industry. He joins Infinera’s world-class sales executive team, including Scott Chandler and Howard Lukens, who led Infinera’s sales team to #1 market share in the North American long-haul market (according to data from independent analyst firm Ovum) and to international customer wins including Germany’s leading service provider Deutsche Telekom, Nordic-based international carrier Telia Sonera, and NTT Communications of Japan, the world’s second largest service provider.

Ron Martin has extensive experience building and managing large international optical networking businesses. From 1987 to 2001, Mr. Martin worked at Fujitsu Network Communications, based in Richardson, Texas, where he played a key role in Fujitsu’s growth to become one of the largest suppliers of optical systems to leading US telecom companies. In those years, FNC grew from a $30 million company to a $3 billion organization with 3000 employees worldwide. Mr. Martin held several roles at FNC culminating in the position of Chief Operating Officer. From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Martin was at Cisco Systems, where he served as Vice-President and General Manager of Cisco’s optical business unit. Mr. Martin was involved in the consolidation of multiple international Cisco acquisitions into one streamlined business unit, the success of several optical products, and the leadership of a business unit with revenues that reached more than $1 billion a year. From 2007 until last month, Mr. Martin was at Adva Optical Networking, where he served as Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer and president of Adva’s North American subsidiary. In his time at Adva, he successfully built the Adva brand in the US market and led the creation of a US direct sales force.

“I am excited to join Infinera, a company with fantastic technology and a first-class management team,” said Ron Martin. “I believe I bring the skills and experience to help Infinera continue its successes and become one of the giants of the industry.”

Infinera Corp. (Nasdaq: INFN)

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