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JDSU hires GM for test unit

Fri, 01/11/2013 - 2:09pm
Brian Santo

Susan SpradleyJDSU has hired Susan Spradley as senior vice president and general manager of the Communications Test and Measurement (CommTest) business segment.

Reporting to David Heard, CommTest’s president, she is responsible for the development and management of the communications test product portfolio, including instruments, probes, software applications and service assurance solutions.

Spradley brings more than 20 years of telecommunications industry experience to JDSU, serving in executive positions at Nokia Siemens Networks and Nortel. Spradley was appointed by President Obama to serve on the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee and is chair of a White House and National Science Foundation initiative, called U.S. Ignite, to promote U.S. leadership in developing applications and services for broadband and software-defined networks.

“Sue brings unique experience and strong relationships with the world’s leading network equipment manufacturers and service providers to JDSU,” said Heard. “She is ideally suited to advance our communications test growth strategy as we transition from traditional test and measurement to providing an integrated portfolio of instruments and software for the enablement of networks, services and applications.”

At the same time, the company has formally given the job of CFO to Rex Jackson, who had been serving in that capacity on an interim basis. Jackson has served as acting CFO since September. He joined JDSU two years ago as senior vice president of business services, with responsibility for several corporate functions, including information technology.

“Rex’s strong performance as acting CFO and his deep knowledge of the company’s strategy to drive profitable growth – combined with his prior experience as a public company CFO – make him an excellent choice for this key leadership position,” said Tom Waechter, JDSU’s president and CEO.

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