Overture Names Chuba Udokwu Senior Vice President of Engineering

New executive draws on wide-range of experience to lead company’s engineering team
Date: 
Oct 2, 2012

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, October 2, 2012Overture, the preferred Carrier Ethernet edge and aggregation partner for service providers and network operators worldwide, today announced the appointment of Chuba Udokwu to the position of senior vice president of Engineering. In this role Udokwu will lead an experienced team of engineers to drive innovation throughout the enterprise. He will also be active in standards bodies, such as the MEF and IETF, as well as share his expertise through speaking engagements at technical conferences around the world.

“In filling this position, we were determined to find the absolute best leader to drive the engineering innovation that continues to be a major factor in our ongoing growth and success,” said Mike Aquino, president and CEO. “We welcome Chuba to the company knowing his experience and expertise is well suited to help us scale our business to meet the needs of our growing customer base, and we look forward to his contributions.”

“This is a very exciting career move for me and I’m extremely pleased to be joining a company that is setting the bar high around the world with dynamic Carrier Ethernet solutions,” Udokwu said. “I look forward to building upon the innovative engineering that has led to Overture’s success and delivering unparalleled technological advancements that will increase the competiveness of our customers.”

Udokwu joins Overture from Alcatel-Lucent, where he was vice president, Software, Solutions and Services. Udokwu brings a rich mix of experience and leadership to Overture, having worked in various roles at leading firms and garnering expertise in network infrastructure, mobile and Internet technologies, Internet telephony, ecommerce, media streaming, enterprise software, systems integration, and product design.

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About Overture Networks

Overture is the preferred Carrier Ethernet edge and aggregation partner to more than 450 service providers and network operators worldwide. By providing an entrance to a smarter network, Overture offers service providers the means to leverage Carrier Ethernet to multiply revenue opportunities and streamline operational costs by enabling high-capacity Ethernet services over any physical media, including fiber, copper, and TDM. Overture’s solutions are designed for reliability and ease of use, and arm customers to compete in demanding applications such as cloud computing and mobile communications that require greater bandwidth and smarter networks. Overture is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, with offices around the globe. For more information, visit http://www.overturenetworks.com.