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Press Release -- July 12th, 2010
Source: CENX
Tags: Ethernet, Exchange, Expansion

Sanford (Sandy) Brown Joins CENX as Chief Executive Officer

Chicago, Monday July 12th, 2010. CENX, Inc., operator of the world’s first and most connected Carrier Ethernet exchange, today announced the appointment of Sanford (Sandy) Brown as its Chief Executive Officer.  Sandy brings to CENX more than 15 years of executive and operational experience with the world’s largest communications company, AT&T, where he was responsible for multi-billion dollar lines of business, including the successful development and deployment of AT&T’s award-winning Carrier Ethernet services.

“We are delighted to welcome Sandy to an already industry-leading team of veteran telecom executives. Sandy’s addition is perfectly timed to CENX’s accelerating global expansion and fast growing business operations,” said Nan Chen, co-Founder and President of CENX. “Sandy brings extraordinary operational experience and a shared vision of the profound changes and challenges carriers face as Ethernet rapidly becomes the dominant technology for service delivery.”

“Carrier Ethernet exchanges are clearly the critical enabler for worldwide scalability and ubiquity of Carrier Ethernet services,” said Sandy. “With its first mover advantage and thought leadership, CENX has the talent, commitment, and exclusive focus that leading carriers require to efficiently and effectively scale their Ethernet businesses. I look forward to helping drive the growth of CENX and our carrier customers, while continuing to shape the industry.”

Sandy began his distinguished career at AT&T and Bell Labs with many roles in various divisions/functions, including research, engineering, business development, strategy, channel alliance, access services, product management and general management. Among his accomplishments, Sandy pioneered the hosting/business Internet services within AT&T, now a multi-billion dollar business. Most recently, he served as vice president of AT&T, responsible for multi-billion dollar lines of business including AT&T’s premiere Carrier Ethernet services.

About CENX

CENX, Inc., operates the world’s first and most connected Carrier Ethernet exchange. CENX delivers carrier-neutral, location-neutral, Carrier Ethernet exchange services to global, regional and local telecom/ internet service providers. CENX interconnects service providers’ Carrier Ethernet networks worldwide, providing access to more than ten million Ethernet Service Locations. CENX simplifies, expedites and enables vast revenue opportunities, dramatic cost-saving and Carrier Ethernet global ubiquity – a foundation for next generation telecommunications networks. Through its work in the MEF ( and in the industry, the CENX management team has played a leading role in the definition of standards and the development of the Carrier Ethernet market over the past nine years.

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