Veteran of the telecoms industry Dirk Van den Berghen has been appointed chief executive officer of OTN Systems.
Previously, Dirk served as president of Alcatel’s Broadband Access Networking Division. He started his international career at the company 26 years before. He strongly contributed to the current IP leadership position of Alcatel in the carrier networking market.
Dirk not only managed own strategic development programmes but he also secured Alcatel’s acquisition of TiMetra, a California-based startup company, which he successfully introduced in the European market.
Dirk Van den Berghen said: "Getting back to my Telecom roots as CEO of OTN Systems no doubt is very exciting. I am looking forward to work with the team to continuously serve OTN Systems’ customers."
Bart Diels, chairman of OTN Systems adds: "On behalf of all OTN Systems’ employees and the board of directors, we proudly welcome Dirk as our new CEO. After having significantly invested in OTN and our new XTran platform during the last years, we will now under the leadership of Dirk accelerate the further international commercial roll-out."