Tim Pillow and Dennis Henderson Bring Expertise in Global Growth and Positioning to Enhance MRV's Excellence and Industry Leadership in Global Telecommunications MarketCHATSWORTH, CA -- (MARKETWIRE) -- 03/11/13 -- MRV Communications™, Inc. (OTCQB: MRVC) ("MRV"), a leading provider of optical communications network infrastructure solutions and equipment as well as integration and managed services, today announced it has added two new executives to its network equipment business. MRV has appointed Tim Pillow as senior vice president of global sales and marketing and Dennis Henderson as vice president of operations. Complementing MRV's long-standing commitment to industry leadership and excellence, Pillow and Henderson bring seasoned experience in developing strategic business programs that will continue to drive MRV's leadership and expertise in the global communications marketplace.
With over 25 years in the industry, Pillow joins MRV from OFS Fitel LLC where he spent three years as their senior vice president of global sales and marketing. Prior to OFS, Pillow held senior sales, marketing and general management roles at Nortel Networks, Lucent and Westell Technologies. While at OFS, he not only achieved double-digit growth in fiber-to-the-home and data center solutions, but also built a successful new business footprint in Africa, enhanced channel coverage in Europe and strengthened OFS' position in Asia Pacific and Russia. As senior vice president of global sales and marketing for MRV's network equipment business, Pillow's expertise in driving revenue growth and success in new product introduction and commercialization will strengthen and support the business' understanding of the global marketplace, while offering depth in marketing, operations, product management and strategy.
Henderson comes to MRV from ARRIS Solutions where he served as senior director of global operations and led the company's procurement, supplier management, new process introduction and test and quality engineering activities. Prior to ARRIS Solutions, Henderson served as senior director of global supply chain with BigBand Networks where he played a key role in implementing efficient forecasting to drive supply base and reduce costs. Throughout his career, Henderson has demonstrated a record of success in establishing and maintaining manufacturing, outsourcing and other critical business relationships with Tier 1 partners. He has developed a proven ability to drive the necessary changes to achieve optimum performance, and brings this expertise in worldwide program management to MRV as the vice president of operations of its network equipment business.
"MRV continues to execute on delivering best-in-class networking solutions and differentiating in this competitive marketplace through our performance and value creation. As the company expands into new markets and strengthens our position in existing ones, we are ensuring that we have the leadership in place to help guide our organization through this growth," said Dave Stehlin, CEO of MRV. "Both Tim and Dennis have the extensive knowledge and expertise in developing critical organizations and implementing successful initiatives in worldwide technology environments, and their hiring supports our commitment to strengthening our organization."
About MRV Communications, Inc.
MRV Communications, Inc. is a leading global provider of carrier Ethernet, wavelength division multiplexing optical transport, infrastructure management equipment and solutions, as well as network integration and managed services. MRV's solutions enable the delivery and provisioning of next-generation optical transport and carrier Ethernet services over any fiber infrastructure. MRV provides equipment and services worldwide to telecommunications service providers, enterprises, and governments, enabling network evolution and increasing efficiency, while reducing complexity and costs. MRV operates development centers in North America and Europe, along with support centers and sales offices around the world. For more information about MRV, visit: www.mrv.com.
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