Chelmsford, Massachusetts – (The Hosting News) – April 24, 2006 – Supplier of service provider Voice over IP (VoIP) infrastructure solutions, Sonus Networks, Inc. has named James Collier as vice president of worldwide sales, responsible for global sales and network services organizations.
Mr. Collier joins Sonus from Ciena Corporation where he led the Company’s worldwide sales organization. With over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications market, Mr. Collier will fill the role previously held by Gary Rogers who will leave the company to pursue personal interests.
Hassan Ahmed, Chairman and CEO of Sonus commented, ”I am extremely pleased to welcome Jim to the Sonus team. Jim brings to Sonus a deep knowledge of our industry and an exceptional record of accomplishment within major wireline and wireless operators globally. I am confident that he will play a critical role in enabling Sonus to capitalize on the growing global market for IP-based voice networks. I’d also like to personally thank Gary for his numerous contributions, his leadership and his friendship which have been vital to building Sonus into a predominant supplier in next-generation telecommunications.”
Before joining Sonus, Mr. Collier was the senior vice president of worldwide sales at Ciena Corporation and was responsible for nearly doubling Ciena’s revenue during his tenure. He also significantly expanded Ciena’s presence within Postal Telegraph and Telephone (PTT) operators. Prior to assuming this role at Mr. Ciena, Collier was responsible for corporate development at Ciena leading the development and management of corporate alliances, partnerships and M and A activities within the Company after having lead Ciena’s North American sales organization.
Mr. Collier also had a 20-year career at Northern Telecom Inc. (Nortel), where he was responsible for sales of the company’s wireless and optical solutions and held various engineering, business development and product marketing positions.
Bert Notini, President and COO of Sonus added, ”As Sonus continues its expansion into the wireless and global markets, Jim’s leadership in providing innovative solutions that meet network operators’ needs adds strength and breadth to our execution. Further, by combining worldwide sales and network services together in one organization, we will accelerate our ability to deliver superior professional and deployment services in support of our customers’ networks.”
Mr. Collier offered, ”Sonus is the recognized leader in the next-generation communications market with some of the most dynamic network operators in the world as customers. This success is the result of Sonus’ long- standing commitment to putting its customers first and its relentless mission of delivering the industry’s most innovation and reliable IP-based voice solutions. I am excited to join the market leader and look forward to deepening Sonus’ relationship with network operators globally.” Mr. Collier holds a bachelors of science in electrical engineering from North Carolina State University and a masters of business administration from Duke University.
To learn more, please visit: www.sonusnet.com.