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ADTRAN Appoints Charles Marsh as Senior Vice President of Global Sales


, (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading provider of next-generation open
networking solutions, announced that Charles Marsh has been appointed as
senior vice president of global sales. Marsh brings extensive sales
experience working with large, incumbent service providers, leading
cable operators and innovative rural carriers that are changing lives in
their communities. He has served in a variety of executive positions in
the technology industry. His software and sales leadership enhances
ADTRAN's continuing efforts to bring the solutions and technologies to
market that network operators require to elevate, expand and improve the
high-performance services and applications needed to move their
businesses forward.

"Charles brings experience and insight to ADTRAN, including expertise in
global business strategy creation and planning, alliance development and
business software operations," said Thomas R. Stanton, chief executive
officer and chairman of the board, ADTRAN. "ADTRAN will benefit greatly
from Charles' leadership and vision in building strategies for the
future, as he will play a key role in ensuring we are meeting the needs
of all of our customers across the globe."

Before joining ADTRAN, Marsh served as the managing director for Xura.
Prior to that, Marsh held a variety of different leadership and sales
roles for several leading technology companies, including vice president
of sales for the Americas for Hewlett Packard Enterprise and as
president of American sales for Alcatel-Lucent, now Nokia. Marsh is well
versed in the technology and trends of the telecommunications industry,
and will play a fundamental role in ADTRAN's commitment to helping
carriers in defining the future network.

"ADTRAN is at the forefront of the global telecommunications industry in
technology, thought leadership and its sales organization," said Marsh.
"I look forward to fully supporting and expanding on the foundation the
company has built to-date, lending my knowledge, experience and
strategic relationships as the market moves toward a more nimble,
scalable framework for service development and delivery."


ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and
communications equipment. ADTRAN's products enable voice, data, video
and Internet communications across a variety of network infrastructures.
ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by service providers, private
enterprises, government organizations, and millions of individual users
worldwide. For more information, please visit

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