Aperto Networks Appoints Senior Vice President
of Worldwide Sales
Milpitas, Calif., April
7, 2005 - Aperto Networks, a leading WiMAX-class multiservice
wireless access systems provider, today announced the appointment
of Bill Waters as its senior vice president of worldwide sales.
Mr. Waters brings to Aperto over 23 years of experience in building
and leading sales teams and extensive experience in forging successful
sales strategies, selling carrier solutions and building customer
"Bill joins us at a tipping point of rapid
market and revenue expansion. He is a seasoned sales executive
and has held such roles at his prior five private and public companies,"
said Dr. Reza Ahy, CEO of Aperto Networks. "Aperto has been
ahead of its revenue plan for the past several quarters, and as
a natural step in our growth in market and WiMAX leadership, we
are now engaged with significant numbers of major service providers
and partners globally. Bill has joined us to lead Aperto's focus
on taking sales, customer satisfaction, and channel partners success
to the next level of growth and excellence."
Mr. Waters recently served as vice president of
global sales of BayPackets, forging winning sales strategies in
carrier solutions and building relationships in the IP services
market. Prior to joining BayPackets, he served as general manager
and senior vice president of sales for Terayon's telecom carrier
"I'm very impressed with Aperto's momentum
in the broadband wireless industry, its solid customer base and
compelling track record of WiMAX industry leadership," said
Bill Waters. "Its aggressive global deployment programs support
significant revenue growth and momentum. Service providers value
the innovation, flexibility and IP-rich functionality of the PacketWave®
system, which continues to drive sales in excess of revenue goals.
I look forward to furthering Aperto's commitment to its carrier
customers while ensuring full leveragability, investment protection
and compatibility with our WiMAX-certified platform."
Mr. Waters also served as senior vice president
of sales and business development at Mainsail Networks, vice president
of worldwide sales and support at Vina Technologies, vice president
of global sales at Telco Systems, and held various executive sales
management positions at Racal Datacom and DCA/Cohesive. He is
a graduate of the Stanford/ AEA Executive MBA Program, and the
U.S. Air Force Technical School / College of the Air Force.
About Aperto Networks
Aperto Networks is a leader in WiMAX-class multiservice broadband
wireless access systems for global markets. The company was founded
to provide breakthrough solutions to the bottleneck in last-mile
broadband access, and is a founding board member of the WiMAX
Forum as well as a founder and lead contributor to IEEE 802.16a/d
and the ETSI-BRAN standards. Its PacketWave®
system is a family of base stations, subscriber units, radios
and antennas in 2.5, 3.5 and 5 GHz frequencies for point-to-multipoint
and point-to-point deployment. PacketWave's scalability and patented
technologies support new wireless builds and complement wireline
broadband access networks. Aperto is already deployed in 60 countries,
meeting service provider needs for installation ease, IP-rich
network functionality, cost effectiveness, rapid provisioning
and interference resilience. For more information on Aperto Networks,
go to www.apertonet.com.