CENX Hires Former ALU Exec McDonald

Andrew McDonald will serve as senior vice president of product management for the service orchestration player.

April 27, 2015

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OTTAWA, Canada -- A global leader of Service Orchestration solutions for software-defined networks today announced that Andrew McDonald has joined its executive team, as Senior Vice President of Product Management. Andrew brings over twenty-four years of business leadership in setting product strategy and managing business divisions, including in his most recent role as President of IP Platforms at Alcatel-Lucent. Over his career, Andrew has grown high-tech products from early stage development into profitable global businesses. Andrew’s expertise will be leveraged to fuel the ongoing success of CENX’s Service Orchestration software solutions, in the fast-growing Lifecycle Service Orchestration (LSO) market, forecasted by Rayno Report to reach 2.7 billion dollars by 2019.

“We are delighted to have Andrew join CENX’s executive team to lead our product management, marketing and business development initiatives,” said Ed Ogonek, President and CEO of CENX. “His results-oriented business acumen and deep technical expertise in IP communications, network and service management, OSS and NFV will be instrumental in guiding CENX’s product strategy in the dynamic LSO market.”

“CENX has enormous growth potential, given its innovative Service Orchestration technology and top people talent. That is what attracted me to the company,” said Andrew McDonald, Senior Vice President of Product Management, CENX. “CENX’s Cortx Service Orchestrator is positioned at the right place and right time to help service providers operationalize their early NFV deployments, and integrate them into the mainstay revenue-generating network. Its combination of big data analytics with real-time visualization is a powerful tool. I look forward to engaging with customers, partners and all stakeholders to identify future market requirements and deliver on those expectations.”


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