SOURCE: Carrier Access

January 09, 2007 18:01 ET

Carrier Access Announces the Appointment of David Whalen as Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Professional Services

BOULDER, CO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 9, 2007 -- Carrier Access Corporation (NASDAQ: CACS), a leading provider of wireless and converged access solutions, today announced that David Whalen has been appointed as executive vice president of global sales and professional services.

In the new role, created to help better manage sales of Carrier Access' continually growing product portfolio, Whalen will manage worldwide sales and services for all Carrier Access products and solutions.

Whalen brings extensive industry achievements and experience including more than 15 years of executive leadership in international sales, sales operations, and professional services in the communications industry. Whalen was chosen for the new role with Carrier Access to lead the sales organization in the Company's global expansion strategy.

Allen Snyder, COO of Carrier Access, to whom Whalen will report, commented, "Through this appointment, we add strength and focus to our management team as our Company realigns our sales and professional services organization allowing us to focus on the success of our global customers."

Prior to joining Carrier Access, Whalen was senior vice president and general manager of worldwide sales at Openwave Systems Inc. Openwave is a provider of open software products and services for the communications industry. At Openwave, Whalen was responsible for sales operations and customer success globally.

Whalen also held successful sales and executive management roles as corporate vice president of global sales and marketing for Kyocera Wireless, SignalSoft Corporation, Wireless Knowledge, Inc., and Sony Wireless Telecommunications Company, among others.

Commenting on his new position Whalen stated, "With solutions that span geographies, demographics, vertical markets and technical disciplines, Carrier Access is poised to be a driving force in a new wave of convergence in radio data networks and Voice over IP business solutions. I am honored to both lead and build upon our talented field organization, and look forward to helping our customers realize their visions and potential through Carrier Access' technological innovations."

About Carrier Access Corporation

Carrier Access (NASDAQ: CACS) provides consolidated access technology designed to streamline the communication network operations of wireless and wireline carriers, cable operators, enterprises and government agencies. Carrier Access products enable customers to consolidate and upgrade access capacity and implement converged IP services, while lowering costs and accelerating service revenue. Carrier Access' technologies help our customers do more with less. For more information, visit or call 303-218-5707.

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