Westell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTL), a leading provider of telecommunications equipment for wireline, wireless and home networks, announced today that David A. Robison has been appointed Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Most recently, Robison served as the Senior Vice President of Sales and General Manager for Alvarion. In his new role with Westell, Robison will lead Westell’s sales and marketing organizations that are responsible for the wireless and wireline telecommunications markets as well as utility and other industrial markets.
“David brings extensive experience leading highly effective sales and marketing teams in the telecom and utility markets where Westell is competing,” said Rick Gilbert, President and CEO of Westell Technologies. “We are excited about David’s proven track record to grow revenues as we move forward with our strategic plan to profitably grow the company.”
Robison is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in the networking and telecommunications industries. In his most recent position at Alvarion, he oversaw a team of over 60 professionals to create new revenue streams. From 2006 to 2011, Robison served as the Senior Vice President of Sales and General Manager of ECI Telecommunications where he was accountable for all aspects of sales, marketing, service and finance for the Americas region. Prior to joining ECI, he gained additional sales and marketing experience through positions he held at Caspian, UT Starcom, Zhone Technologies, Ascend/Lucent Technologies, Cisco Systems, Sprint and MCI Communications.
Westell Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, designs, distributes, markets and services a broad range of carrier-class communications equipment, including digital transmission, remote monitoring, power distribution and demarcation products used by wireline and wireless telecommunications service providers, industrial customers, and home network users. Additional information can be obtained by visiting http://www.westell.com.
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