Thursday, October 28, 2010

Infinera Names Kambiz Hooshmand Board Chairman

Infinera appointed Kambiz Hooshmand as its new Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Hooshmand has more than two decades of experience in optical transport, routing, access, and related technologies. He was President and CEO of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation from 2005 to 2009. Before that, he held a number of senior positions at Cisco Systems Inc. including VP and General Manager of Cisco's Optical and Broadband Transport business unit.

The company also named Infinera co-founder Dr. David Welch to the Board of Directors. Dr. David Welch was a co-founder of Infinera and serves today as Infinera Executive Vice President, and Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to Infinera, Dr. Welch held a number of senior positions at leading optical component makers SDL Inc. and JDS Uniphase.