Former ONF leader enhances ClearPath’s product management effort.

El Segundo, Calif., October 30, 2015 – ClearPath Networks, Inc. announced that Michael Haugh has joined ClearPath Networks as Vice President of Product Management

“Michael’s strong technical background, SDN and NFV community presence, and extensive telecommunications industry experience, help solidify ClearPath’s product leadership team,” stated Cliff Young, ClearPath Networks CEO. “His broad-base of experience will make an immediate contribution.”

Michael will report to Michael Brenner, ClearPath’s Senior VP Product Strategy and Product Management. His duties encompass ClearPath’s flagship Virtual Services Platform (VSP), which enables operators to deliver personalized managed services at the lowest cost to SMB and consumers.

The Open Networking Foundation’s (ONF) Executive Director Dan Pitt commented “Michael Haugh’s leadership of the Testing and Interoperability Working Group for over four years was instrumental in advancing OpenFlow’s® market acceptance. Michael brings a strong technical background, an awareness of market needs, and leadership effectiveness.”

Michael joined ClearPath Networks from Ixia Corporation, where he was the Director of Product Marketing, responsible for driving Ixia’s SDN and NFV marketing initiatives. He was a Participant in the ETSI NFV ISG, where he was involved in multiple Proof of Concepts, and also contributed to the OPNFV Open NFV Reference Platform open source software project.

Prior to joining Ixia, Michael also held product management leadership roles at Spirent and AT&T, and is well-versed in networking technologies and standards.

News Highlights:

  • Michael Haugh joins ClearPath as Vice President of Product Management
  • Haugh’s responsibilities include inbound product management duties on ClearPath’s flagship VSP virtualized CPE platform
  • Haugh will step down from his role as Chairman of the ONF Testing and Interoperability Working Group

About ClearPath Networks
ClearPath Networks is a pioneer in NFV containerization and a visionary leader in distributed virtual network function lifecycle management for network operators globally.

Founded in 2002 and headquartered in California, ClearPath enables delivery of Virtualized Network Function as a Service (VNFaaS). ClearPath’s NFV-based Virtual Services Platform (VSP) enables mobile, fixed and cloud operators to overcome traditional CAPEX, OPEX and agility barriers that inhibit innovation and competitive differentiation and accelerates time to value. ClearPath actively promotes industry standards and open source bolstered by leadership positions in ETSI NFV ISG, OPNFV, OpenDaylight and Open Networking Foundation.

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