Infinera CTO Drew Perkins to step down

Infinera CTO
Drew Perkins will step down to pursue other opportunities and will continue to
support Infinera in a technical advisory role.

Perkins is one
of Infinera’s co-founders and has been at the company since 2001.

“I want to
acknowledge and thank Drew for the contributions he has made to the company.
Drew played a significant role in starting and shaping the company over the
last decade and I wish him the best in his future endeavors,” said
Tom Fallon, Infinera CEO.

Perkins will
commence his position as an advisor in January 2012. The office of the CTO will
be assumed by Dave Welch, executive vice president and chief strategy officer.
A co-founder and current member of the Board of Directors, Welch was co-CTO for
the four years after the company was founded.

to build Infinera, our world-class team, our revolutionary technologies and
products, and much of the optical network underlying the Internet over the past
eleven years has been one of the greatest experiences of my life,” said

is well positioned for the next stage of their growth with continued investment
in the DTN and the upcoming release of the DTN-X platform.

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