Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Harmonic Names New CEO

Harmonic, a supplier of digital video, broadband optical networking and IP delivery systems, named Dr. Patrick Harshman, 41, as its new President and CEO, succeeding Anthony Ley, 67, who has led Harmonic's growth and development for 18 years. Mr. Ley is retiring from active, full-time service with the company, but will continue as the non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. Dr. Harshman has also been elected to a position on the company's Board.

Dr. Harshman joined Harmonic in 1993 and has held key leadership positions in marketing, international sales, and research and development. In December 2005, he was appointed Executive Vice President responsible for the majority of the company's operational functions, including the unified digital video and broadband optical networking divisions as well as global manufacturing. Prior to the consolidation of Harmonic's divisions, Dr. Harshman held the position of President of the Convergent Systems division and, for more than four years, was President of the Broadband Access Networks division.


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