Accton Technology Corporation (Accton) (TWSE: 2345.TW), a global premier provider of networking and communication solutions, today announced that the company’s Board of Directors has appointed Edgar Masri as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Accton Group, effective November 12, 2019.
With seasoned experience in the executive, venture capital, and high-tech networking fields, Masri brings to Accton a wealth of managerial and technological experience plus a rich network of business contacts. He joins Accton after having served as board advisor and senior consultant to the company since February 2017.
“During this time of dynamic global markets, persistent focus on new networking technologies, and continuous demand for operational excellence, we are very fortunate to be able to recruit Edgar Masri to lead the Accton Group as CEO and accept the challenging goal of leading us to being a world-class billion dollar company. With his successful track record of leading multi-national high-tech companies and joint ventures, we believe that Edgar will take the Accton Group to the next level of transformation by expanding our strategic partnerships and increasing our global collaboration, while bringing new momentum to our revenue stream,” said Frank Kuo, Chairman of Accton.
“After many years as a customer of and consultant to the company, I am delighted to join Accton as CEO. With the evolution of IP networking infrastructure moving away from single-vendor solutions and the strong growth of cloud-based systems, the Accton Group will continue to be a leader in providing disaggregated open networking solutions for cloud operators, service providers, autonomous system providers, as well as enterprises of all sizes. We will achieve our business objectives while continuing to contribute to and care for all stakeholders including investors, employees, the community and society at large,” said Edgar Masri, CEO of the Accton Group.
As the global leader in providing networking solutions to top OEM and ODM customers, Accton has partnered with tier-one telecom and communication equipment providers and has built its leadership in open networking and wireless solutions with flexible go-to-market approaches and innovative designs through its branded subsidiary Edgecore Networks. Facing new business models and the rapid evolution of networking architectures over several decades, Accton has persistently innovated in its offerings through its dynamic culture and trusted long-term partnerships.