BASKING RIDGE, NJ -- (Marketwire) -- 07/13/12 --
Today, Avaya named seven Distinguished Engineers for 2012, including the company's first Senior Distinguished Engineer, Hamid Assarpour. The seven esteemed Research and Development (R&D) associates are recognized as important drivers of Avaya's product portfolio, collectively accounting for more than 267 US and international patents and applications.
Senior Distinguished Engineer, Hamid Assarpour was recognized for his leadership as Chief Architect of Avaya Networking. His architecture, designs and patents power the data processing hardware and software for the Avaya Virtual Services Platform 9000, a next-generation Ethernet Switching solution that delivers high-performance, high-capacity, and high-availability for mission-critical data centers. As a Senior Distinguished Engineer, Assarpour will broaden his role to focus on end-to-end solutions based on the Virtual Enterprise Network Architecture. He will continue to participate in standards development in IEEE, while influencing and driving strategy and implementation through key technology vendors.
In addition to Assarpour, the following were named as Avaya's Distinguished Engineers for 2012:
The Senior Distinguished Engineer and Distinguished Engineer levels are part of the dual-career ladder Avaya established in 2011 to provide new career opportunities for individual R&D contributors. The 2012 honorees are located across Avaya's North American organization in key innovation hubs including Santa Clara, CA, Basking Ridge, NJ, Billerica, MA, and Belleville, Ontario, Canada.
"I congratulate Avaya's newest Distinguished Engineers -- they truly embody the depth and breadth of innovative and talented engineers employed by Avaya. The esteemed group's collective experience, impressive number of patents and patent applications and the impact they've had on shaping industry standards extends far beyond our walls to impact the way people communicate every day."
Kevin Kennedy, President and CEO
"I am humbled to receive such recognition. I believe innovation will be the engine of growth for our business as long as it continues to bring perceptible differentiation to our customers. I look forward to continuing to drive implementation of the Virtual Enterprise Network Architecture across Avaya's networking portfolio, with a focus on building more efficient networks."
Avaya Senior Distinguished Engineer and Chief Architect, Networking
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