SOURCE: NextHop Technologies Inc.

December 11, 2006 07:00 ET

NextHop Names Michael Will as Vice President Customer Operations

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 11, 2006 -- NextHop Technologies® Inc., the leader in networking software solutions, today announced the promotion of Michael Will to vice president, Customer Operations. Mr. Will previously served as director of customer operations for NextHop. Prior to that he was vice president of worldwide customer service and operations at Larscom Inc. With this promotion, he will become an executive officer of the company.

"Mike has been instrumental in establishing market acceptance for our company vision and our products," said Ed Cluss, president and CEO of NextHop. "With our customers ramping production, Mike Will's operational experience with OEMs, ODMs and services organizations will be valuable as we accelerate and expand our market leadership."

Network equipment manufacturers, faced with new business realities, are increasingly looking to original design manufacturers (ODMs) to provide them with solutions. By providing production-ready networking software, NextHop enables network equipment manufacturers to accelerate time to market, and, more importantly, time to revenue for wireless and wired local area network (LAN) products at significantly lower price points.

Mr. Will is responsible for support, operations, quality, training, and professional services for NextHop. Mr. Will comes to NextHop with over 20 years of customer facing operational experience including technical support, quality, assembly and manufacturing, business operations, factory repair, field service, corporate training and service sales. Will earned electronic engineering degrees in both video and biomedical technologies from Brown Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and holds service management certifications from the University of Wisconsin.

About NextHop Technologies

NextHop Technologies® Inc., the leader in networking software solutions, enables original equipment manufacturers to quickly bring wireless and wired switches to market at significantly lower price points than existing alternatives. The company's Dynamic Network Architecture (DNA) delivers modular software components -- wireless plus NextHop's flagship GateD® solutions for LAN switching and routing that are easily portable across hardware and software platforms. The DNA framework also allows our customers and partners to easily augment NextHop solutions with differentiating 3rd party applications and features for carrier and enterprise markets. NextHop is headquartered in Mountain View, California. For more information visit

NextHop Technologies and GateD are registered trademarks and NextHop is a trademark of NextHop Technologies Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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