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Celox Networks Names Board Member Joe Lueckenhoff to New Role as Chief Operating Officer.

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HUDSON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 20, 2000

Celox Networks, a new company building a highly differentiated carrier-class Services Delivery Switch to enable new IP-based network services, today announced that AT&T veteran Joe Lueckenhoff has joined its executive management team as the Chief Operating Officer (COO). Lueckenhoff, who sits on the Celox Board of Directors, joins the company from Dell Computer where he has served as the Vice President of Customer Service- Home & Small Business. In his new position at Celox Networks, Lueckenhoff will be responsible for engineering, supply chain management, customer care, operations, and information technology.

"Joe has made a valuable contribution to our Board of Directors. His data networking experience provided us with excellent counsel and his contacts in the business have helped us foster relationships with leading service providers," said Kent Mathy, Chairman, President and CEO, Celox Networks. "As a permanent member of our executive team, I am confident that his continued contributions will accelerate Celox's success."

Well-recognized for his role in the growth of AT&T's data services business, Joe was responsible for over $5B in annual revenue, growing the business over 25% annually. Most recently Lueckenhoff served as Dell Computer's Vice President of Customer Service- Home & Small Business, where he was responsible for providing all post-sale support to consumer and small business customers. He also was responsible for delivering World Wide Web support tools ( and other automated customer interfaces.

Prior to joining Dell, Lueckenhoff held a variety of executive-level positions at AT&T, primarily targeted at the development of the Data Networking business. He served as Product Management Vice President with responsibility for operating AT&T's Data Networking business. The business encompassed AT&T's most innovative network services including Frame Relay and ATM services, as well as traditional private line services.

"My AT&T background, combined with the first hand knowledge I gained as a Celox board member, makes me more certain than ever that Celox will have an incredible impact on the service provider market," said Lueckenhoff. "I am confident, as COO, that my product management and service delivery experience will contribute to Celox Networks becoming a world-class Internet infrastructure company."

About Celox Networks

Founded in 1999, Celox Networks is building the first carrier class, carrier scale IP Services Delivery Platform to enable Network Service Providers (NSPs) to drive new service revenues from network-based IP-centric services. The company has offices in Hudson, MA, St. Louis, MO and Bangalore, India. For more information about Celox Networks, please call 978.562.4200 and ask for corporate communications or visit our website at
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