SOURCE: Empirix Inc.

October 22, 2008 08:05 ET

Empirix Selects Test & Measurement Executive John D'Anna as New CEO

25-Year Technology Veteran to Guide the Company Through Next Growth Phase

BEDFORD, MA--(Marketwire - October 22, 2008) - Empirix® Inc., which helps organizations adopt complex communications solutions with confidence, announced today that John D'Anna has been named the company's new CEO. D'Anna comes to Empirix from JDSU's Test & Measurement Product Group, where he was senior vice president of global sales and services. With 25 years of industry experience, D'Anna brings the expertise Empirix needs to remain competitive in a crowded but growing market.

Under D'Anna's leadership, JDSU's Communications Test & Measurement sales organization built strategic relationships with some of the world's largest communications service providers and equipment manufacturers. In addition, D'Anna also led the company's global services group, a multinational organization focused on delivering services in support of JDSU's Systems & Software solutions for deployment and maintenance, product support services, consulting and educational services.

"John has a unique combination of skills -- deep technology experience, coupled with business and finance knowledge -- which we think makes him the perfect choice to lead Empirix through our next phase of growth," said Greg Ferguson, Chairman of the Board at Empirix. Ferguson, who served as interim CEO and managed the sale of its Web business and alignment of the company's voice business strategy, will continue his role as Empirix's Chairman.

"Empirix is at a great place in its development -- a solid, successful reputation in the marketplace with a very strong Hammer brand, satisfied customers, and a leader in voice test and monitoring solutions," said D'Anna. "I'm excited to be joining the company at such a promising time and look forward to growing the company and helping to ensure the success of its customers as they transition to new technologies."

D'Anna has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is also a member of the advisory board for the Newark College of Engineering and the Engineering College of the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

About Empirix

Empirix helps organizations adopt complex communications solutions with confidence. We combine the industry's deepest knowledge of telecommunications and self-service applications with award-winning testing and monitoring solutions to ensure our customers realize the promise of their technology investments. Empirix is the only company with expertise that spans the evolution of these advanced technologies across multiple markets -- from testing in R&D labs through monitoring the end-user experience. For over a decade, thousands of quality-conscious network equipment manufacturers, service providers and enterprises worldwide have trusted Empirix to reduce the time and cost of integrating new technologies into existing environments. Visit

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