Ericsson Microwave Executive Ola Gustafsson Joins Aviat Networks as Head of
Product and Services Portfolio
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 30, 2013
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Aviat Networks, Inc.
(NASDAQ: AVNW), the leading expert in microwave networking solutions, today
announced that Ola Gustafsson recently joined the company in Santa Clara as
senior vice president, product and services portfolio management. In this
role, Mr. Gustafsson is responsible for maximizing the value of Aviat
Networks' product and service portfolio.
Mr. Gustafsson brings extensive senior leadership experience in microwave and
wireless technologies to Aviat Networks. He most recently served as Ericsson's
head of product line microwave and mobile backhaul. In that role, Mr.
Gustafsson developed and managed the roadmap and lifecycle for the entire
Ericsson microwave portfolio, which includes the MINI-LINK™ microwave system
and small cell products, as well as IP-based mobile backhaul routing and
"The addition of Ola greatly strengthens our executive management team," says
Michael Pangia, president and CEO, Aviat Networks. "Ola's demonstrated success
in product management, combined with his in-depth technical knowledge and vast
industry experience, enables him to provide valuable insight and direction to
Aviat's product portfolio."
During more than 20 years at Ericsson, Mr. Gustafsson had a strong impact on
the development and design of several innovative products. He led the
definition, introduction and ramp up of the market defining MINI-LINK™ system.
Prior to his role as head of product line microwave and mobile backhaul, Mr.
Gustafsson managed the integration of Marconi microwave into Ericsson, where
he delivered rapid alignment of several overlapping products and oversaw the
restructuring of Marconi's supply chain and operations.
"As the No. 1 microwave specialist, Aviat Network occupies a unique position
in the industry," says Mr. Gustafsson. "The company's high performance
products, reputable services and focus on innovation were an immediate draw. I
believe that Aviat has significant opportunities for growth, making it an
exciting place to continue my focus on next-generation microwave technology
while having a meaningful impact."
About Aviat Networks
Aviat Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNW) is a leading global provider of microwave
networking solutions transforming communications networks to handle the
exploding growth of IP-centric, multi-Gigabit data services. With more than
750,000 systems installed around the world, Aviat Networks provides LTE-proven
microwave networking solutions to mobile operators, including some of the
largest and most advanced 4G/LTE networks in the world. Public safety,
utility, government and defense organizations also trust Aviat Networks'
solutions for their mission-critical applications where reliability is
paramount. In conjunction with its networking solutions, Aviat Networks
provides a comprehensive suite of localized professional and support services
enabling customers to effectively and seamlessly migrate to next generation
Carrier Ethernet/IP networks. For more than 50 years, customers have relied on
Aviat Networks' high performance and scalable solutions to help them maximize
their investments and solve their most challenging network problems.
Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Aviat Networks operates in more than
100 countries around the world. For more information, visit
www.aviatnetworks.com or connect with Aviat Networks on Twitter, Facebook and
The information contained in this document includes forward-looking statements
within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995,
Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act and Section 27A of the Securities
Act, including plans related to lowering the Company's costs, the Company's
pipeline of mobile and non-mobile business, the positive impact of new
products, the Company's ability to grow and the Company's expected results for
the second quarter of fiscal 2014. All statements, trend analyses and other
information contained herein about the markets for the services and products
of Aviat Networks, Inc. and trends in revenue, as well as other statements
identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, including "anticipate,"
"believe," "plan," "estimate," "expect," "goal," "will," "see," "continue,"
"delivering," "view," and "intend," or the negative of these terms or other
similar expressions, constitute forward-looking statements. These
forward-looking statements are based on estimates reflecting the current
beliefs of the senior management of Aviat Networks. These forward-looking
statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual
results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking
statements. Forward-looking statements should therefore be considered in light
of various important factors, including those set forth in this document.
Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from
estimates or projections contained in the forward-looking statements include
ocontinued price and margin erosion as a result of increased competition in
the microwave transmission industry;
othe impact of the volume, timing and customer, product and geographic mix
of our product orders;
oour ability to meet projected new product development dates or anticipated
cost reductions of new products;
oour suppliers' inability to perform and deliver on time as a result of
their financial condition, component shortages or other supply chain
ocustomer acceptance of new products;
othe ability of our subcontractors to timely perform;
ocontinued weakness in the global economy affecting customer spending;
oretention of our key personnel;
oour ability to manage and maintain key customer relationships;
ouncertain economic conditions in the telecommunications sector combined
with operator and supplier consolidation;
othe timing of our receipt of payment for products or services from our
oour failure to protect our intellectual property rights or defend against
intellectual property infringement claims by others;
othe effects of currency and interest rate risks; and
othe impact of political turmoil in countries where we have significant
For more information regarding the risks and uncertainties for our business,
see "Risk Factors" in our Form 10-K filed with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission ("SEC") on September 23, 2013 as well as other reports
filed by Aviat Networks, Inc. with the SEC from time to time. Aviat Networks
undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement for
any reason, except as required by law, even as new information becomes
available or other events occur in the future.
"Aviat Networks" and the Aviat Networks logo design are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Aviat Networks, Inc. All other trademarks are the
property of their respective owners.
SOURCE Aviat Networks, Inc.
Contact: Investor Relations: Peter Salkowski, Aviat Networks, Inc., (408)
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