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Management team

Richard Kenedi

President of Tektronix Communications

Richard Kenedi was appointed President of Tektronix Communications in April 2014. He is responsible for the performance and strategic direction of the company. Prior to his current position, Richard was Senior Vice President, Products and Portfolio Management. He was also Vice President and General Management for the Network Monitoring, Test & Optimization and Core Test businesses. Prior to joining the company, Richard was Vice President of Product Management and Engineering at SOMA Networks, a Wireless Broadband equipment supplier. Over his 16 years at Nortel Networks, Richard held numerous roles in Product Management and Engineering. Richard received his Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Toronto, and later earned his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Dallas.

Manuel Stopnicki

Vice President and CTO

Prior to joining Tektronix Communications in 2012, Manuel Stopnicki served as InfoVista’s Chief Technology Officer for nearly 15 years. Instrumental in the design and development of the company’s software platform, he now oversees the strategic direction of all product technologies. Mr. Stopnicki’s previous experience includes several positions from 1987 to 1995 with M.F.I., a consulting company specialized in high-tech software developments for large European companies. Mr. Stopnicki is a graduate of Ecole Supérieure d'Informatique in Paris with a Masters in Engineering and Computer Science.

Laurence Alexander

Vice President of Marketing

Laurence Alexander is Vice President Marketing. From his early start with Simoco International Laurence moved on to drive the development of Dutch ISP World Online. He proceeded as CEO of Genie to CEO of O2 Online and President of O2 Asia Pacific and Group Director of Products, Services & Devices. Following O2, he served as CEO of Emblaze Group, driving revenue from zero to $350m. Laurence continued as CEO and President of ROK Entertainment Group where he took the company public, leading to a valuation of $1.4b. Prior to Tektronix Communications, Laurence was CEO of SAB Holdings, driving the increase of EBITDA by 450%.

Gilles Carlotti

Vice President of Worldwide Sales

Gilles Carlotti is Vice President responsible for the worldwide TekComms sales group. Previously, he led the network management sales organization in EMEA. Gilles has 23 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, serving in various sales management leadership positions. Carlotti holds a bachelor's degree in electronic engineering and an MBA from the University of Marseille in France.

Mark Driedger

Vice President of Operations

Mark Driedger leads a team responsible for commercial marketing, engineering, manufacturing, service, delivery, support and quality. He previously held the position of VP/GM of the Network Management business and has been with Tektronix Communications for the past five years. Prior to joining Tektronix Communications, he was VP Product Line Management at Nortel, and held various other business and engineering roles in their wireless access business. Mark graduated from the University of Waterloo with both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering.

Ken Pecot

Vice President of Global Services

Ken Pecot joined Tektronix Communications in 2012 from Dallas Venture Partners (DVP). Prior to DVP, Ken was responsible for the global P&L and Product Management for Real Network’s Software as a Service (SaaS) Business unit, which included personalization and mobile video services. Ken was previously Sr Vice President Global Services for Nortel Networks, running the global P&L for Services including network planning, deployment, system integration, technical support, maintenance and managed services. A senior member of the IEEE, Ken holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Texas A&M and a master’s degree from UT Arlington.

Chris Wiese

Senior Vice President for Product Development

Chris Wiese serves as the Senior Vice President for Product Development. Chris joined Tektronix Communications in December 2013 from Spirent Communications as their Chief Operating Officer responsible for their largest OpCo, CTO Office, and their global Supply Chain Operations. Prior to his position at Spirent he held Director and Executive level responsibilities in Bell Laboratories Wireless Division and Global Supply Chain, where his team managed the end-to-end focus on Market Based Target Costing, material cost reduction, competitive and reverse engineering, quarterly Win-Loss Reviews with Sales against key competitors, and delivered the Common Product Platforms, that reduced eNodeB costs by over 80%, resulting in improved Gross Margins from 35% to >45% and saving over $1B in material costs.

Lorrie Mathers

CFO & VP Finance Communications Platform

Lorrie Mathers is responsible for managing operating performance and financial governance across platform companies Arbor Networks, Fluke Networks, Tektronix Communications and VSS Monitoring. His role was expanded in March 2014 to include the CFO responsibility for Tektronix Communications. Previous experience includes financial executive responsibility for all aspects of the financial function across major geographies in the Telecommunications Infrastructure industry, including Nortel Networks and Ericsson. Lorrie is a licensed CPA, has a Masters in Accounting from Keller Graduate School in Chicago, an MBA from McGill University in Montreal and a Bachelor in Engineering from GMI Engineering and Management Institute in Flint, Michigan. Lorrie has worked in Canada, US, France and Singapore.

Samir Marwaha

Vice President of Products & Platform Management

Samir Marwaha is Vice President of Products and Platform Management for Tektronix Communications. Since joining the company in 1998, Samir’s work has focused on applications that help mobile operators troubleshoot and optimize networks for the best possible subscriber experience. He has more than 20 years’ technical and management experience in the telecommunications industry, including various capacities at Ericsson and Alcatel-Lucent. He holds a Master of Science in Telecommunications from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.