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LightRiver Appoints Mike Jonas as CEO, Paving the Way for Next-Generation Network Solutions

Congratulations are in store! LightRiver, the leading provider of next-generation, multi-vendor Factory Built Networks® and netFLEX® Transport Domain Orchestration and Control Software solutions, made an exciting announcement today. Mike Jonas, a seasoned veteran in the telecommunications industry, has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer. This strategic and well deserved move follows the retirement of the esteemed founder and CEO, Glenn Johansen.

Under Johansen’s leadership, LightRiver evolved into North America’s largest multi-vendor transport systems integrator for network operators. The company offers comprehensive solutions, including hardware, software, services, and support for heterogeneous transport networks. LightRiver’s dedication to open and disaggregated technologies, practical network automation and white glove managed services has earned them the reputation of being a market and technology leader in the communications sector.

With over two decades of experience at LightRiver and having served as President of Customer Operations for the past ten years, Mike Jonas brings a wealth of expertise in business and technology development. As the new CEO, Jonas aims to build upon this solid foundation, accelerating the adoption of advanced networking technologies. His vision includes driving the growth of practical network automation, facilitating the seamless integration of multi-vendor packet optical networks and providing world-class solutions that cater to the evolving needs of LightRiver’s clients.

With Mike Jonas at the helm, LightRiver is poised to remain at the forefront of innovation, delivering turnkey hardware and software solutions with unparalleled customer care. The appointment of Jonas as CEO heralds an exciting new chapter for LightRiver, signaling a commitment to pushing the boundaries of optical communications technology and providing clients with cutting-edge solutions for their networking needs.

Read the full press release here.

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