Westell Announces New Chief Technology Officer
Adding extensive knowledge to a strong management team
AURORA, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Westell Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: WSTL), a global leader of intelligent site and outside plant solutions, announces the appointment of Ben Stump as the company’s new Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Stump will be responsible for corporate strategy, product management, advanced technology, services, and marketing for Westell.
Mr. Stump has more than 15 years of Operations and Business Support Systems (OSS/BSS) and telecommunications experience specializing in technology, strategy, product line management, and engineering. Prior to joining Westell, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Kentrox (recently acquired by Westell) for more than five years. Additionally, he served in executive consulting roles for BCGI and DAX Technologies and numerous start-up companies. He was previously Vice President of Technology for Digicel USA and held leadership roles at Telcordia. He graduated with a Master’s Degree of Science in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Lafayette College.
“We are excited to have Ben join Westell, as he brings a strong technical and leadership background to our management team,” stated Rick Gilbert, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Westell. “With his familiarity in the industry and extensive experience working with other high growth companies, Ben will add extensive knowledge to help us execute our strategic growth initiatives and integration among our solutions.”
Westell Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, is a global leader of intelligent site and outside plant solutions focused on the critical edge and access networks. The comprehensive solutions Westell provides enable service providers, industrial customers, tower operators, home network users, and other network operators to reduce operating costs while improving network performance. With millions of products successfully deployed worldwide, Westell is a trusted partner for transforming networks into high quality, reliable systems. For more information, please visit www.westell.com.
Westell Technologies, Inc.
Richard Gilbert, Chief Executive Officer
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Released June 18, 2013