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GENBAND CEO Joins the GENBAND CEO Joins the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) Board of Directors

Posted By Michael Snyder , 17 December 2008 | 0 Comments | (0)
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President and CEO of GENBAND, Inc., Charles D. Vogt Elected to Board; John Marinho Is New Board Member Representing Alcatel-Lucent

At its November meeting, the Board of Directors of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leader in advocacy, standards development, business development and intelligence for the information and communications technology (ICT) industry, unanimously confirmed two new board members:

> Charles D. Vogt, President and CEO of GENBAND, Inc.
John Marinho, Vice President Americas Region, Global Government and Public Affairs of Alcatel-Lucent
> John Giere, formerly with Alcatel-Lucent, remains on the board as CEO of Giere & Associates.

We welcome GENBAND’s Charles D. Vogt and Alcatel-Lucent’s John Marinho to the board as we focus on leading the ICT industry through challenging economic times,” said TIA President Grant Seiffert.

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We left the meeting confident that we’re doing what’s necessary to move forward, continuing on a path of growth and stability.”

Vogt is a telecommunications industry veteran who, in a few short years, has led GENBAND to a leading position atop the IP gateway market and the distinction of one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. Recently named Ernst & Young’s Regional Entrepreneur of the Year in the technology category, Vogt has been instrumental in the operational and financial growth of five standard-setting start-ups that either became public companies or were acquired.

Marinho has held various strategy, business, policy and technical positions in the telecommunications industry. In his current position, he is responsible for public policy, legislative and regulatory areas for Alcatel-Lucent’s Americas Region. Marinho is the retired Chairman of TIA’s TR-45 Mobile and Personal Communications Systems Standards Engineering Committee responsible for 3G and ANSI-41 Standards. In his role as Chairman, Marinho was responsible for the establishment of the 3GPP2 global standards body.

At the meeting, the Board heard two keynote addresses:

> John Donovan, Chief Technology Officer, AT&T, spoke about his views on differentiation, integration and problem solving as part of his vision of the future of the ICT industry.
> Brian R. Mefford, Chairman and CEO of Connected Nation, Inc., gave board members his outlook on the continuing efforts to deploy broadband to rural areas of the United States.

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