Zhone Names SVP

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Zhone Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZHNE), a global leader in multi-service access equipment for VoIP, IPTV and Ethernet over copper and fiber access lines, today announced that it has named industry veteran Bruce Roe to lead Zhone’s global engineering force.

Bruce has a 20-year record of success in building and guiding teams in the development of market-leading products. Immediately preceding his appointment at Zhone, Roe held the position of vice president of research and development for Wave 7 Optics, a company he joined when it was still an early stage startup. There, he led R&D of the company’s fiber to the premises (FTTP) and standard-based GPON products, as well as its highly successful point-to-multi-point Ethernet optical product suite.

Prior to his tenure at Wave 7 Optics, Roe held numerous executive leadership roles with Nortel Networks, including VP and GM of Nortel’s Open IP Portfolio where he forged strategic alliances with Motorola, IBM and Intel among others. He also served as Nortel’s VP of technology and advanced software networking, and the company’s VP of engineering. Roe joined Nortel as a manager and held senior manager and director roles prior to moving into the executive ranks.

“We balance the best practices of an established company with a high degree of customer responsiveness and the kind of original thinking found in the best start-ups,” said Mory Ejabat, Zhone’s chairman and CEO. “Bruce’s combined Fortune 500 and startup successes provide the ideal mindset to lead Zhone’s engineering team at this stage of the company’s growth.”

Zhone Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: ZHNE)

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