Only days after he packed up his desk at ADVA Optical Networking -- which, in the words of ADVA's CEO, "did not represent the right opportunity" for the seasoned optical vendor executive -- Martin snipped the "Welcome" ribbon at Infinera Corp. (Nasdaq: INFN), where he has been installed as vice president of worldwide sales. (See Infinera Hires Our Favorite Martin and Ex-Cisco Exec Now an Ex-ADVA Exec .)
That means Martin is now the ex-Fujitsu Network Communications Inc. , ex-Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO), ex-ADVA man.
So the question now is: Where next? Is he gathering optical business cards with the name Ron Martin on them? Does he harbor ambitions to spend some time at Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU), Ciena Corp. (NYSE: CIEN) (where he could re-use his Fujitsu red shirts), Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. , or even Sycamore Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: SCMR)?
We're keeping an eye on his CV...
— Ray Le Maistre, International News Editor, Light Reading