EXFO Names Wireless Sales Executive to Board of Directors
QUEBEC CITY, Feb. 1, 2013
QUEBEC CITY, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - EXFO Inc. (NASDAQ: EXFO; TSX: EXF)
announced today the appointment of Randy Tornes to its Board of Directors.
Mr. Tornes, who has nearly 30 years of experience in the telecommunications
industry, has held a number of senior management positions with leading
network equipment manufacturers such as Juniper Networks, Ericsson and Nortel
Mr. Tornes is currently Head of Sales, AT&T at Juniper Networks and previously
spent more than two years at Ericsson, also working with AT&T. He spent most
of his career at Nortel Networks, culminating with the position of
Vice-President of Sales, GSM Americas. Mr. Tornes also served as member of the
Board of Governors at 3G Americas LLC. The appointment of Mr. Tornes raises
the number of people on EXFO's Board of Directors to five, including four
"Mr. Tornes brings a deep understanding of market, technologies and trends in
the highly strategic wireless industry, along with a wealth of business
relationships and first-hand knowledge of the best ways EXFO can accelerate
its growth with tier-1 wireless operators as they transition from 3G to 4G/LTE
networks," explained Germain Lamonde, EXFO's Chairman, President and CEO.
"Consequently, I look forward to the strategic insight and business acumen he
will provide to our Board as we continue to increase our presence in the
global telecom test and service assurance industry."
"I am delighted to join the Board of a dynamic company like EXFO that has a
history of outgrowing the telecom market year-in and year-out," Randy Tornes
said. "I view my role as a sounding board in helping EXFO map out global
strategy and make rational business decisions, especially as it rapidly
expands its wireless footprint."
Mr. Tornes holds a bachelor's degree in Business from the University of
Colorado at Colorado Springs.
Listed on the NASDAQ and TSX stock exchanges, EXFO is among the leading
providers of next-generation test and service assurance solutions for wireline
and wireless network operators and equipment manufacturers in the global
telecommunications industry. The company offers innovative solutions for the
development, installation, management and maintenance of converged, IP fixed
and mobile networks—from the core to the edge. Key technologies supported
include 3G, 4G/LTE, IMS, Ethernet, OTN, FTTx, VDSL2, ADSL2+ and various
optical technologies accounting for more than 35% of the portable fiber-optic
test market. EXFO has a staff of approximately 1700 people in 25 countries,
supporting more than 2000 customers worldwide. For more information, visit
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