SOURCE: Meru Networks

Meru Networks

December 05, 2011 17:08 ET

Charles Kissner Rejoins Meru Board of Directors

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 5, 2011) - Meru Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: MERU), the leader in virtualized 802.11 enterprise wireless networking, today announced that Charles Kissner has rejoined its board of directors. Mr. Kissner brings extensive wireless industry experience to Meru, and will be a key driver of the company's growth strategies moving forward. Mr. Kissner also serves as chairman of the board of Aviat Networks, Inc., a global provider of wireless transmission solutions, where he recently also served as chief executive officer. Prior to Aviat Networks, Mr. Kissner was Chairman and CEO of Stratex Networks, a leader in the microwave transmission market, Vice President and General Manager of M/A-Com, Inc., a manufacturer of radio and microwave communications products, and executive vice-president of Fujitsu Network Switching, Inc. He also held a number of executive positions at AT&T.

"Chuck is a proven wireless industry leader and we're fortunate to have him rejoin our board," said Meru CEO Ihab Abu-Hakima. "He has experience that is relevant to Meru in many ways such as scaling high growth companies and creating successful technology platforms. Chuck is familiar with Meru as this is the second time he'll serve on our board. He brings unique capabilities and I look forward to Chuck making important contributions to help Meru maximize its potential in this growing market."

"Meru continues to make considerable progress. This is a company with excellent technology and operational execution," said Mr. Kissner. "I'm excited to be rejoining the Meru Board at this time and look forward to helping to enhance shareholder value."

Mr. Kissner also serves on the Board of Directors of ShoreTel, Inc., a voice-over-IP business systems company. He also is on the board of KQED Public Media.

The company also announced that Tom Erickson is leaving the Meru Board of Directors as he transitions out of BlueStream Ventures to begin a new non-technology venture.

"I am excited about Chuck Kissner rejoining the Meru Board of Directors and about the new venture I will be focusing on in 2012. I will continue to follow Meru with great interest, as I believe Meru has made great progress and is well positioned for growth," said Tom Erickson.

About Meru Networks
Founded in 2002, Meru Networks provides a virtualized wireless LAN architecture that cost-effectively delivers the performance, reliability, predictability and operational simplicity of a wired network, with the advantages of mobility. Meru's solution represents an innovative, yet standards-based approach to wireless networking that utilizes virtualization technology to create an intelligent and self-monitoring wireless network, enabling enterprises to migrate their business-critical applications from wired networks to wireless networks, to become all-wireless enterprises. Meru's solutions have been adopted in all major industry vertical markets, including Fortune 500 enterprises, healthcare, education, retail, manufacturing, hospitality and government. Meru is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and has operations in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. For more information, visit Meru Investor Information or call (408) 215-5300.

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