New roles focused on driving operational synergies and innovation in key growth areas
BEDFORD, MA, JANUARY 13, 2012 — Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session delivery network solutions, today announced that Steven Aulds has joined the company as senior vice president of engineering and Dino Di Palma has been named chief operating officer. Both Aulds and Di Palma will report directly to President and Chief Executive Officer Andy Ory. Additionally, Pat MeLampy, chief technology officer and co-founder, will now work with Mr. Ory full-time to chart the company’s long-term technology strategy.
“Acme Packet’s global leadership in creating and delivering proven session delivery network solutions is a testament to our world-class engineering, sales, services, and manufacturing organizations,” said Mr. Ory. “As we continue to capitalize on the rapidly expanding opportunity in front of us, we will benefit tremendously from the rich experience and results-focused approaches that both Steve and Dino bring.”
With over three decades of engineering and development experience at some of the world’s most respected technology companies, Aulds will oversee Acme Packet’s engineering group, which includes product platform development and software architecture, along with three teams organized around the service provider, enterprise and communications enabled processes (CEP) segments.
Aulds joins Acme Packet from IBM, where he was in charge of development for the business-to-business and commerce business unit. He also oversaw cloud operations for the on-demand offerings of that unit, in total managing 1,200 employees across 14 development centers and two global datacenters. Prior to that, he served as senior vice president of engineering at Sterling Commerce, which was acquired by IBM in 2010, where he led a team that pioneered a first-of-its-kind transaction management system. He also led the team that built one of the first Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) products in the marketplace.
Di Palma’s appointment as chief operating officer enables the company to unify its customer-facing product and services delivery capabilities to drive operational synergies and achieve greater levels of effective execution. In his new position, Di Palma will oversee the global sales, customer service and support, and manufacturing organizations. Di Palma has served as the company’s senior vice president of worldwide sales and business development since joining the company in 2001. He was responsible for creating Acme Packet’s first customer-facing organization and established the company’s key relationships with service providers, enterprises, and channel partners.
About Acme Packet
Acme Packet (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session delivery network solutions, enables the trusted, first-class delivery of next-generation voice, data and unified communications services and applications across IP networks. Our Net-Net product family fulfills demanding security, service assurance and regulatory requirements in service provider, enterprise and contact center networks. Based in Bedford, Massachusetts, Acme Packet designs and manufactures its products in the USA, selling them through over 200 reseller partners worldwide. More than 1,525 customers in 107 countries have deployed over 14,000 Acme Packet systems, including 90 of the top 100 service providers and 36 of the Fortune 100. For more information visit www.acmepacket.com.
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