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Press Release -- July 19th, 2011
Source: BTI Systems
Tags: Content Delivery, Ethernet, Expansion, Video

BTI Systems Expands Investment in Global Research & Development to Support Customer Growth

Mike Grady Named SVP of Engineering. Boosts Centers of Excellence in Ottawa, Boston, Belfast & China to Support Innovation in Intelligent Metro Service Delivery Platforms

OTTAWA — Tuesday, July 19, 2011 // BTI Systems, an innovator in intelligent packet optical networking for metropolitan networks, today announced the global expansion of its engineering, research and development functions under the leadership of the newly-named Senior Vice President of Engineering, Mike Grady. The expansion is aligned to support the BTI Systems broadening product portfolio and ensure delivery of innovative solutions for its global customer base, which includes more than 300 of the world’s largest service providers, competitive operators and content delivery networks. BTI Systems recent R&D expansion includes the creation of a Verification Center of Excellence in the Optical Valley Square in Wuhan, China. The Center is tasked with testing and verification of BTI’s broad range of innovative packet optical networking solutions. The addition of BTI’s Wuhan location complements its existing APAC operations in Shanghai, Malaysia and Singapore, along with sales and support activities in several other countries across the region. Under Grady’s leadership, existing R&D Centers of Excellence in both Belfast and Boston are also expanding. The company is adding personnel in Belfast, where engineers focus on developing tools for intelligent service creation, as well as in Boston, home to BTI Systems packet engineering & content delivery team. In addition, the engineering team at the company headquarters in Ottawa is also expanding staff to ensure delivery of its broader solutions portfolio. With a Center of Excellence model for ensuring top talent in key markets around the world, Grady will lead the company’s forward-thinking efforts around emerging technologies and will play a leading role in the long-term direction of BTI Systems’ R&D efforts in delivering innovative agile metro service and content delivery solutions to its customers. “BTI Systems is poised to accelerate service creation and content delivery in the metro and these changes ensure we have global, best-in-class engineering support for our customers,” said Mike Grady, SVP of Engineering for BTI Systems. Mike Grady brings more than 30 years of engineering and engineering management experience, including a variety of senior management roles, worldwide responsibilities and experience with industry leaders, Reva Systems, Argon Networks, Bay Networks and Wellfleet Communications. Grady holds a bachelor’s degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. “This expansion is focused on the needs of our customers globally,” said BTI Systems’ President and CEO, Steven Waszak. “We are committed to building a global business capitalizing on broadband growth in metro networks, with a global engineering platform of top talent in key markets near our customers. Mike’s operational leadership and vision of our consolidated engineering efforts is a powerful combination that enhances the strength of our senior leadership team ensuring we deliver ongoing innovation, long-term value to our worldwide customers and market leadership.” BTI Systems is Hiring It’s an exciting time to join the BTI Systems team. The mission is to build an outstanding team that contributes to and builds upon our stellar reputation. BTI Systems is making a meaningful investment in setting up a state-of-the-art Centers of Excellence to provide employees with the opportunity to collaborate with leading-edge engineering teams around the globe that address all stages of the product lifecycle. To apply for your next challenging, fast-paced, dynamic work environment visit

About BTI Systems

BTI Systems redefines service delivery with its packet-optical service platforms that help over 300 service provider and enterprise customers converge, transition and connect Ethernet, video and wireless data services in their metropolitan networks. The BTI Systems portfolio consists of the BTI 7000 Series packet optical networking platform, WideCast Content Aware Networking solutions, the BTI 700 Series Carrier Ethernet access portfolio and the proNX Management Suite offering element, network, service management and strategic planning capabilities. BTI Systems is headquartered in the heart of Ottawa’s technology corridor and has regional offices in markets throughout the world. For more information, visit

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