Aviat Networks appoints Michael Pangia as president & CEO


Aviat Networks, a provider of wireless transmission
solutions, announced that Michael Pangia, who was Aviat Networks’ SVP and chief
sales officer, has been appointed president & CEO and a member of the Board
of Directors.


Chuck Kissner will continue as chairman of the Board of


Kissner became CEO on June 28, 2010 to lead a
transformation of Aviat’s business. Pangia has led the Sales and Services
operations of the company since he joined in March 2009 and was part of the
management team that led the restructuring and turnaround efforts over the past


During that time, the company has reduced costs,
refocused its business, introduced new products, stabilized its top line, and
streamlined operations.


“I’m delighted that the Board has expressed their
confidence in me and the management team going forward,” said Pangia.


“We made tremendous progress over the last year on
many fronts, and believe we are now well-positioned to move Aviat to the next
stage.  We now have a company with better operating leverage, a strong
pipeline of new products, and an enthusiastic customer base. I expect the
transition to be a smooth one, and look forward to reporting our Q4 FY11 and
full year results in August,” Pangia added.


“The Aviat Networks team accomplished its goals over
the past year. As expected, we essentially completed our fiscal 2011
restructuring program to reduce operating costs, continued to roll out
innovative new products, and saw the resumption of strong demand for our
products and services.  We now have a strong roadmap for the future,”
said Kissner.


Prior to joining Aviat Networks,
Pangia held a number of executive positions at Nortel Networks in Sales,
Operations, and Finance.  As President of the Asia Region, he had P&L
responsibility for $1.8 billion in sales.


By Telecomlead.com Team
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