News : Xura Appoints Ronald J. de Lange to its Board of Directors
Wakefield, MA, USA, Sept 14, 2016 -- Xura, Inc., a provider of digital communications services, announced the appointment of Ronald J. de Lange to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.
With a wealth of experience and more than 36 years in the telecommunications industry, Ronald served as President and CEO of Tekelec, Inc., a global networking software company focused on enabling people and devices to talk, text, and access the internet globally. Ronald held this position from 2011 to 2013, where he was instrumental in executing on the company’s strategic growth plans and enabling next-generation service provider initiatives.
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"Ron is a pioneer in the mobile industry and we are excited to welcome him to Xura’s Board of Directors," said Hubert de Pesquidoux, Xura’s Executive Chairman and Siris Executive Partner. "Throughout his tenure as CEO of Tekelec, Ron helped influence mobile communications globally, delivering mission-critical networking and signaling solutions to over 300 communications service providers. We believe Ron’s leadership and experience will be invaluable to Xura as it continues to grow and provide connectivity solutions to mobile operators across the world."
"I am delighted that Ron has joined Xura’s Board. His exemplary achievements and in-depth technical knowledge of the digital communications market are clearly reflected through his effective leadership of Tekelec. This expertise, along with his strong relationships with mobile operators, will complement our existing Board of Directors and Executive Team, helping us advance our digital communications leadership and strategy," said Philippe Tartavull, Xura's Chief Executive Officer.
Commenting on his appointment, Ronald de Lange commented, "I am honored and excited to join Xura’s Board of Directors following its recent acquisition by Siris. I look forward to working with the team to help accelerate our strategy to bring best-in-class messaging, voicemail, signaling, security, and monetization solutions to our customers."
Prior to becoming President and CEO of Tekelec, Ronald served as Executive Vice President of Tekelec’s Global Product Solutions group and is a 24-year veteran of Lucent Technologies, where he held a number of leadership roles. Since 2014, Ronald has been a professional investor engaged in financing early stage technology companies and managing other business interests. Ronald currently serves as Chairman of the Board at Radisys Corporation, a high performance software and integrated systems company focused on helping communications service providers maximize, virtualize and monetize their networks.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Published: Monday, September 19, 2016