Former President, COO and Director of ADTRAN joins Digium as the company announces key executive appointments
HUNTSVILLE, AL — (January 30, 2007) — Digium, Inc., the Asterisk company, today announced key executive appointments including Danny J. Windham, former President, COO and Director of ADTRAN (NASDAQ:ADTN) joining Digium as its CEO. Additional executive developments include naming Steve Harvey, former VP of Channel Sales and Competitive Service Providers for ADTRAN, to VP of Worldwide Sales for Digium.
Mark Spencer, founder and formerly President of Digium was named to the newly created position of Chairman and CTO. “It was an easy decision to bring Danny to Digium. His operational experience will allow me to focus more time on the customers and the technologies that will accelerate Digium and Asterisk in a way that will benefit both the community and Digium customers!”
As CEO, Danny J. Windham will be responsible for corporate strategy and executing the day to day operations of Digium. In his role as Chairman and CTO, Mark Spencer will continue to drive the strategic vision and technology direction for the company as well as focusing upon the development and growth of the Asterisk Community.
“Digium is at an exciting stage in its development,” said Danny J. Windham, CEO of Digium. “Asterisk’s momentum is truly at its tipping point — it is a great honor to join the company at a time when there is such a tremendous opportunity in the industry.”
Prior to serving as ADTRAN’s President, COO and Director, Mr. Windham held numerous positions at the company including Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Enterprise (EN) Division. Previously, he was the co-founder of Processing Telecom Technologies (PTT), a test equipment company that was later acquired by ADTRAN. Mr. Windham has also held positions with leading companies including Motorola UDS and ITT Telecommunications.
As VP of Worldwide Sales, Steve Harvey will drive Digium’s expanding channel strategy and business development activities. At ADTRAN, Mr. Harvey was responsible for leading the company’s Enterprise Division from a direct sales environment into a channel driven model. During his tenure he was credited for having doubled the revenues of the division. Prior to his 11 years at ADTRAN, Mr. Harvey served in a variety of sales and executive management roles at Data Processing Sciences, a large Network Solutions Provider.
Digium, Inc., the Asterisk company, is the original creator and primary developer of Asterisk, the industry’s first open source telephony platform. Digium provides hardware and software products, including AsteriskNOW, the complete open source software appliance and Asterisk Business Edition, its professional grade version of Asterisk, to enterprises and telecommunications providers worldwide. Digium also offers a full range of professional services including consulting, technical support and custom software development services.
Used in combination with Digium’s telephony interface cards, Asterisk offers a strategic, highly cost-effective approach to voice and data transport over IP, TDM, switched and Ethernet architectures. Digium’s offerings include VoIP, conferencing, voicemail, legacy PBX, IVR, auto attendant, media servers and gateways and application servers and gateways. Additional information can be found at www.digium.com.
Code for Asterisk, originally written by Mark Spencer of Digium, Inc., has been contributed to from open source software engineers around the world. Currently boasting over 1 million users, Asterisk supports a wide range of TDM protocols for the handling and transmission of voice over traditional telephony interfaces, featuring VoIP packet protocols such as SIP and IAX among others. It supports U.S. and European standard signaling types used in business phone systems, allowing it to bridge between next-generation voice-data integrated networks and existing infrastructure.
The Digium logo, Digium, Asterisk, Asterisk Business Edition, AsteriskNOW, and the Asterisk logo are trademarks of Digium, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
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