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Infinera Announces Leadership Transition

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SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 28, 2020 — Tom Fallon will be stepping down as Infinera’s CEO. David Heard, the company’s current COO, will succeed Fallon in the position.

The transition is expected by the end of 2020. Fallon is expected to remain a member of the company’s board of directors.

Heard has served as COO since 2018 and has more than 25 years of industry experience in executive leadership. He has held positions at JDS Uniphase, BigBand Networks (now part of CommScope), Somera (now part of Jabil), Tekelec (now part of Oracle), and Lucent Technologies (now part of Nokia).

Infinera also announced that Kambiz Hooshmand will step down as chairman of the board on the same date as the CEO transition, while remaining on the board. George Riedel, a current member of the board, will succeed Hooshmand.


Published: August 2020
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