President of Tektronix Communications
Lyn Cantor rejoined Tektronix Communications in 2011 from Visual Network Systems (VNS) where he was Senior Vice President and General Manager. Prior to his term with VNS, Cantor served as Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Service and Marketing at Tektronix Communications. Over the course of his 27-year career, of which 14 years have been with Tektronix Communications, Cantor has held various vice president positions in Americas sales, global channels, product management and marketing, in addition to having general manager responsibility.
Chief Financial Officer
Richard Deggs is responsible for the overall accounting and financial management of business units within the Tektronix Communications family. Prior to his promotion in 2009, Richard held various management roles at Tektronix Communications, including Director of Finance and Controller. Richard received his Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Midwestern State University and Masters of Business Administration from Texas Christian University.
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.
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%.
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.
Vice President Solutions Realization
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.
Vice President / General Manager Applications Solutions
Based in Dublin, Ireland, Freddie Kavanagh joined Tektronix in 2012. Previously, Freddie was Chief Development Officer for NewBay Software with responsibility for Professional Services, Product Engineering and Technical Operations. Prior to NewBay, Freddie was Chief Technology Officer (EMEA) for Novell, working with their corporate product and strategy groups to define and develop Novell’s offerings in EMEA. He also served as VP Architecture (Europe) with Cambridge Technology Partners and drove their technology architecture and solutions practice in Europe.
Vice President / General Manager Monitoring Systems
Richard Kenedi was appointed to the position of Vice President / General Manager Monitoring Systems in December of 2011. He previously held General Management positions for the Test & Optimization and Core Test businesses. Prior to joining Tektronix Communications, Richard was Vice President of Product Management and Engineering at SOMA Networks, a Wireless Broadband equipment supplier. Over 16 years at Nortel Networks, Richard held numerous roles in Product Management and Engineering. Richard received his BA Sc Degree from University of Toronto and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Dallas.
Vice President of Professional Services
Ken Pecot serves as the Vice President of Professional Services for Tektronix Communications. Ken joined Tektronix Communications in April 2012 from Dallas Venture Partners (DVP) in Dallas, TX. Prior to his term with DVP, Ken was with Real Networks in Seattle where he was responsible for the global P&L and Product Management for their Software as a Service (SaaS) Business unit which included, personalization services, Music of Demand, and Mobile Video Services.
General Manager and Vice President Core Test Business
Chris Buhlmann leads the tester business segment focused on the signaling and media requirements of EPC, IMS and Diameter Networks. Chris was the Worldwide Vice President of Sales for the Test and Optimization business unit of TekComms. Across 17 years with both Tektronix Instruments and Tektronix Communications he has led regional and international sales organizations as well as driven global strategic initiatives in the Defense and Government markets. Prior to Tektronix, Chris served as a US Navy flight officer on the carrier based S-3 Viking. In 2010 he retired from combined active and reserve duty service as a Navy Captain (O-6).