Monday, June 22, 2009

Calix Appoints Four Vice Presidents

Calix announced the appointment of four new executives to sales, marketing, and business and market development positions. The company said it is also expanding its field and corporate operations to enhance its direct customer engagement model to capitalize on the company's current strong rate of growth and to better prepare it for the potential impact the broadband stimulus component of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will have on its service provider customers. The new appointments include:

  • Ken Grelck joins Calix as vice president of regional sales for the Eastern U.S. and all of Canada. Most recently, he was vice president of North American Sales at Nortel.

  • Skip Hirvela has been promoted to vice president of regional sales, with responsibility for the Western half of the U.S. Most recently, he was director of sales at Myrio Corp. He has also worked at NetworkTwo Communications, DecisionOne, Reltec, and AT&T Global Information Systems.

  • Robert Checketts was recently named vice president of field marketing. He previously worked at Juniper Networks as director of Americas marketing.

  • Todd Ortberg has been appointed to the new position of senior vice president of business and market development. Previously, he was president and CEO of network software technology vendor Alvarri. Prior to Alvarri, Todd was managing director of Coral Capital Management