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Press Release -- March 25th, 2014
Source: MRV Communications

MRV Strengthens Corporate Leadership to Boost High-Growth Global Initiatives

Sales veteran Scott St. John brings exceptional experience and service provider customer insight to MRV as the company empowers customers with intelligent packet and optical solutions

CHATSWORTH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar. 24, 2014– MRV Communications™, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRVC) (“MRV®”), a leading provider of innovative packet and optical solutions, today announced it has named Scott St. John as its new senior vice president of sales for the company’s Optical Communications Systems (OCS) division. St. John is an experienced sales leader with expertise in developing go-to-market strategies and building sales teams to drive growth. In his new role at MRV, he will be responsible for the company’s sales operations and service organization. St. John’s strong professional background will support MRV’s commitment to strengthening customer relationships as it provides market-leading packet, optical and service delivery solutions for critical new network applications such as cloud computing, high-capacity business services, mobile backhaul, data center connectivity, software-defined networking (SDN) and network virtualization.

“MRV continues to invest in our team to ensure it is as dynamic and agile as our solutions portfolio. This approach guarantees we are developing the right solutions, designed and delivered by the right experts at the right time to address the evolving needs of our customers’ networks,” said Dave Stehlin, CEO for MRV. “Scott is a leader who intuitively understands the needs of the marketplace, and has consistently been a key contributor to successful corporate growth strategies. These abilities will support MRV’s ongoing global initiative to deliver best-in-class solutions that empower our customers to leverage intelligent packet and optical solutions to deploy and better manage more revenue-generating services.”

St. John has spent over 20 years in the network technology industry. He has a proven track record of achieving sustainable growth in sales, as well as meeting customer service, marketing and overall corporate leadership goals. Prior to his role at MRV, St. John served Overture Networks as senior vice president of global sales and service. At Overture, he led the company’s global go-to-market and customer-facing operations, and achieved consistent global sales growth. St. John also held sales leadership positions at Saisei, Larscom and VINA Technologies, as well as sales and marketing roles at Lucent Technologies and AT&T.

“I am excited to join a company that the world’s largest service providers, content delivery networks and data centers have relied on for over 25 years to build advanced solutions for packet and optical networks,” said St. John. “I look forward to building on this history and utilizing my experience in the global telecom market to help the company set and achieve its strategic objectives moving forward. Together we will establish a new standard in helping customers build smarter networks that accelerate service deployment, simplify network operations and reduce OPEX.”

About MRV Communications

MRV Communications is a global leader in converged packet and optical solutions that empower the optical edge. For more than two decades, the most demanding service providers, Fortune 1000 companies and governments worldwide have trusted MRV to provide best-in-class solutions and services for their mission-critical networks. We help our customers overcome the challenge of orchestrating the ever-increasing need for capacity while improving service delivery and lowering network costs for critical applications such as cloud connectivity, high-capacity business services, mobile backhaul and data center connectivity.

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