Bert Whyte Appointed as Chief Operating Officer
Ottawa, Canada, September 12, 2006 – Solace Systems, the leader in value-added services (VAS) routing systems, today announced the appointment of telecom industry veteran Bert Whyte as the company’s chief operating officer. Mr. Whyte will be responsible for managing Solace’s day-to-day business operations and overseeing the company’s international efforts.
With almost 40 years of experience in telecommunications, Mr. Whyte has been president and chief executive officer of influential industry leaders including Network Equipment Technologies Inc. and Advanced Computer Communications which was acquired by Ericsson in 1998. He has also held senior management positions at Newbridge Networks, Mitel Networks, Ericsson and Siemens AG. Having seen the evolution of telecom networks around the world, Mr. Whyte brings a deep knowledge of the telecom industry.
“Starting his career at British Telecom and holding leadership positions in a number of telecom equipment suppliers has given Bert a unique understanding of what it takes to deliver a world class service experience to our customers every day, ” said Craig Betts, Solace’s chief executive officer. “As Solace’s global customer base has grown, and our supply chain has gotten more complex, we’re very pleased to have a seasoned veteran like Bert to assure Solace healthy and continued growth.”
Mr. Whyte is relocating from the San Francisco Bay Area and will be based in Solace’s Ottawa office.