Arris has appointed Jeong Kim to the its board of directors. Kim was president of Bell Labs and chief strategy officer of Alcatel-Lucent. He also served as chief operating officer and later president of the Optical Networking Group of Lucent.
"Dr. Kim brings to the Board his outstanding experience and leadership in the telecommunications industry from an engineering and strategy point of view as well as keen acumen from a business and operations prospective," said Robert J. Stanzione, Arris chairman and CEO.
"Dr. Kim's membership adds uniquely to the skill sets of our Board that will help guide Arris through these transformative times in the information industry. We welcome his addition with pride."
Arris is often categorized as a supplier of communications systems, but Stanzione’s comment could be read as indication of the increasing importance of IP in the service provider segment, positioning Arris in the overall IT market.
Kim also served as professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Maryland.
Kim was the founder and CEO of Yurie Systems, which specialized in data networking access technology. Yurie was purchased by Lucent Technologies in 1998.
Kim earned his Bachelor's in electrical engineering and computer science and Master's degree in technical management, both from the John Hopkins University, and his Ph.D. in reliability engineering from the University of Maryland.
Dr. Kim currently serves on the Board of Schneider Electric, S.A. and Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI).