Monday, September 3, 2007

Ixia Appoints Former Nortel Exec as President, COO

Ixia has appointed Atul Bhatnagar to the new position of President and Chief Operating Officer. He will also join Ixia's Board of Directors in the third quarter of 2007. Bhatnagar most recently served as Vice President and General Manager of the Enterprise Data Networks Division of Nortel. Mr. Bhatnagar will report to Errol Ginsberg who remains actively involved in the Company as its Chief Executive Officer and a member of its Board of Directors.

At Nortel, Mr. Bhatnagar's business unit was responsible for the design and marketing of a full range of Ethernet switches, security solutions, WLAN mobility solutions, Metro Ethernet technologies and enterprise routers. Bhatnagar came to Nortel through its acquisition of Alteon Web Systems in October 2000, where he was Vice President of Advanced WebSwitching Products, creating next generation WebSwitches and security acceleration products. Prior to joining Alteon Web Systems, Bhatnagar worked at Hewlett-Packard for close to 15 years.