Sunday, June 27, 2010

Aviat Networks Appoints New CEO

Aviat Networks appointed Chuck Kissner as its new CEO, following the resignation of Harald J. Braun. Kissner has been serving as the company's Chairman of the Board of Directors and will be based at its headquarters location in Santa Clara, California. He previously served as CEO of Stratex Networks, Inc., a predecessor of Aviat Networks, from July 1995 through May 2000, again from October 2001 to May 2006 and also was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Stratex from August 1996 through 2006.

"I am very excited about the opportunity to lead Aviat Networks and rebuild shareholder value," said Kissner. "We have an excellent market opportunity, a strong customer base, great technology and talented employees. Our challenges are to optimize our business model, accelerate innovation and improve the speed and effectiveness of our initiatives."

Coincident with the appointment of Mr. Kissner as Chairman and CEO, the Board has appointed Dr. James C. Stoffel as Lead Independent Director.

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