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EXFO names Ciena veteran Philippe Morin as COO

Network test and measurement vendor EXFO announced that Philippe Morin will be joining the company as chief operating officer (COO) in early November. Morin, who has more than 25

years of experience in the telecommunications industry, will leave Ciena as senior vice‐ president of worldwide sales and field operations on October 31, 2015. Previously, he was Ciena’s senior vice‐president of the global products group and held a number of leadership roles at Nortel Networks including president of Metro Ethernet Networks, vice‐ president and general manager of Optical Networks, as well as having held positions in sales, marketing and product management in North America and Europe. Morin will be responsible for

EXFO’s global sales leadership, market development, marketing, product management and technology strategy. All sales and product management executives, along with the chief technology



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officer (CTO), will report directly to Morin. ‘I am delighted Philippe will be

soon joining EXFO’s executive team, given his wide‐ranging experience and proven capabilities as a senior executive both at Ciena and Nortel,’ said Germain Lamonde, EXFO’s founder, chairman and CEO. ‘Philippe’s leadership will clearly help EXFO drive top and bottom‐line growth in fiscal 2016 and beyond, while strengthening my C‐suite and succession plans.’

Alcatel-Lucent transfers optical manufacturing to Flextronics

Alcatel-Lucent has completed the transfer of its optical transport equipment manufacturing activities in Trieste, Italy, to Singapore’s Flextronics. Flextronics has also signed a five-year, renewable contract for the supply of optical products to Alcatel-Lucent. Flextronics will take

responsibility for new product introduction, manufacturing and integration as well as repair services of Alcatel-Lucent optical equipment at the site. The asset transfer to Flextronics includes manufacturing, real estate, support and service activities related to optical

transport equipment. Employees and temporary workers have also been transferred. Commenting on the

agreement, Roberto Loiola, CEO and managing director of Alcatel-Lucent Italy, said: ‘Alcatel-Lucent is transferring the Trieste plant to a proven player in manufacturing on this industrial scale, a track record that ensures the highest level of quality for the company’s optical transport products. The Trieste plant will benefit significantly from becoming a global centre of excellence, with employment levels maintained and even increased.’

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