Wegleitner Retiring From Verizon
Wegleitner, who has held various titles from CTO to senior vice president of technology, has often been the public face of Verizon's technology unit and a guiding force for many of its initiatives, including its early deployment of fiber-to-the-home known as FiOS and recent tests of 10-Gigabig XG-PON technology, as well as pilot deployments of 100-Gigabit ultra long-haul optical networks.
The Verizon exec also was a key leader for Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) , serving on its executive board and regularly appearing as a member of the annual CTO panel that was a highlight of the now-defunct Supercomm tradeshow.
Wegleitner was a media favorite because he was often willing and available to talk about tough issues, and rarely ducked a question.
— Carol Wilson, Chief Editor, Events, Light Reading