Tekelec Appoints New CTO

Tekelec appoints Douglas A. Suriano as chief technology officer

August 2, 2011

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MORRISVILLE, N.C. -- Tekelec (NASDAQ: TKLC), the mobile broadband solutions company, has named Douglas A. Suriano as chief technology officer (CTO). Mr. Suriano will be responsible for product innovation, leadership in standards bodies and industry forums, and advocacy for mobile data solutions across Tekelec’s global customer base.

Mr. Suriano will retain his current responsibilities as vice president of engineering, which he has held since joining Tekelec in 2003. In his eight-year tenure, he and his team have developed Tekelec’s next-generation mobile broadband portfolio through organic growth and strategic acquisitions, while expanding market share of its voice and text solutions. Key Tekelec achievements during his tenure include:

  • Initiating the transition from hardware-centric products to software-centric solutions.

  • Integrating organic and acquired next-generation session management, policy management and subscriber data management products onto the carrier-grade XG middleware platform.

  • Introducing the Diameter Signaling Router, the first Diameter router sold into multiple LTE networks.

“Doug’s passion for identifying and developing market-leading technology places him in the ideal position to drive our mobile broadband innovation,” said Ron de Lange, Tekelec’s president and CEO. “Doug has earned the respect of our customers and partners and will apply his experience and expertise to identify solutions to solve their core network challenges as they launch and scale their LTE and IMS networks.”

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