Tuesday, January 3, 2006

Netcentrex Hires David Michaud to Head Americas Market

Netcentrex has appointed David Michaud as the new CEO of its North American subsidiary, replacing Alain Fernando-Santana who has left the company. Theodore Martin remains CEO of the Paris-based parent
company Netcentrex, SA.

Michaud recently he led sales and marketing initiatives for startups in the IP networking business, including Carrius and NexTone Communications. In 1997 he founded and became Chairman and CEO
of Taqua Systems, a telecommunications switch developer sold to Tekelec for $85 million in March 2004. From 1992 to 1995 Mr. Michaud served as head of sales and marketing at Excel Communications where he grew the company six-fold in three years, becoming the leader in the programmable switch market and providing a foundation for the eventual $1.7 billion acquisition by Lucent Technologies. His career also includes positions at DSC Communications, AT&T Bell Labs, Southwestern Bell, and IBM. He holds an MBA from Washington University, St. Louis and a BS from Carroll College.

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