Santera Systems Names Telecom Veterans to Executive Team.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 31, 2002
Executive Appointments Further Strengthen Position as Leader in
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Claire Lewis-Martin has joined the company as Vice President, Marketing. Lewis-Martin will support the company's external and internal business objectives through branding, advertising, media relations, market analysis, direct and in-direct marketing programs, customer events and product marketing. Lewis-Martin joins Santera from Alcatel where she served as vice president of marketing for Alcatel USA and was part of the Global Marketing Board of Alcatel Corporation worldwide.
Tim Mutter has been promoted to Vice President, Global Sales, where he will direct and manage sales of the company's integrated next-generation switching platform, SanteraOne. Mutter brings a comprehensive sales background in working with major carriers in deploying network infrastructure. Prior to joining Santera in 2001, Mutter spent 16 years with Alcatel USA, most recently serving as the vice president of sales with responsibility for the IOC IOC
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John Slevin has been named Vice President, Program Management. Slevin will manage strategic planning Strategic planning is an organization's process of defining its strategy, or direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy, including its capital and people. , financial analysis, marketing and product development of Santera's emerging market opportunities, including Santera's international presence. Prior to Santera, Slevin was the General Manager for Lucent Technologies' Broadband Fiber Access division where he was responsible for P&L, strategy, marketing and development of solutions for high-speed services over cable and fiber access networks.
"Much of Santera's success can be attributed to its seasoned executive team, which has unmatched industry knowledge. Our newest additions are proven experts that bring both industry knowledge and a wealth of experience," said David Heard, Santera president and chief executive officer. "This team has the capability to energize en·er·gize
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As part of the reorganization, Scott Weidenfeller has been named Vice President, Business Development, where he will be responsible for directing and overseeing all partnership and strategic business initiatives for Santera. With more than 20 years of telecommunications experience, Weidenfeller provides a comprehensive background of sales, marketing, product management, R&D and support of leading-edge technologies. Before joining Santera, Weidenfeller helped to build startup company The creator of this article, or someone who has substantially contributed to it, may have a conflict of interest regarding its subject matter.
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Santera Systems Inc., located in Plano, Texas, offers a carrier-class next-generation switch with both trunk and line functionality, enabling true circuit to packet migration. In its core applications of enhanced voice switching, integrated voice and data switching, and voice over broadband, Santera delivers significant capital and operating cost efficiencies of 50 to 70 percent. The founding pioneers of next-generation companies Cascade, Shasta, Ardent, and Arris ar·ris
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(Primary Rate Interface) An ISDN service that provides 23 64 Kbps B (Bearer) channels and one 64 Kbps D (Data) channel (23B+D), which is equivalent to the 24 channels of a T1 line. Offload, packet/cell switching and Voice over Broadband (VoB) services all on a single platform. SanteraOne has both circuit (TDM (Time Division Multiplexing) A technology that transmits multiple signals simultaneously over a single transmission path. Each lower-speed signal is time sliced into one high-speed transmission. ) and packet fabrics and supports all of the regulatory requirements of a legacy system (including LNP (Local Number Portability) The capability of keeping the same local telephone number when switching carriers. See NP and WLNP. , CALEA CALEA Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (Fairfax, Virginia)
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