SOURCE: Centina Systems, Inc.

Centina Systems, Inc.

January 14, 2011 08:00 ET

T. Curtis Holmes Joins Advisory Board at Centina Systems

Former Metasolv President and CEO and Lucent Veteran Joins Centina Systems' Advisory Board as the Company's Explosive Growth Continues

RICHARDSON, TX--(Marketwire - January 14, 2011) - Centina Systems announced today the appointment of T. Curtis Holmes to its Advisory Board. Centina's advisory board of communications industry visionaries advises the company on strategic and tactical growth activities and initiatives.

"I am pleased to announce that Curtis Holmes has joined Centina's Advisory Board," said Anand Gonuguntla, CEO of Centina Systems. "Centina is fortunate to have a leader like Curtis join our group of industry leaders who continue to provide valuable input on our global growth strategies and next-generation network management solutions."

From 2001 through 2003, Holmes was President and COO and from 2003 through 2006, President and CEO of Metasolv, a leading provider of fulfillment operations support system solutions, and orchestrated the acquisition of Metasolv by Oracle in 2006. Prior to Metasolv, Holmes led the Lucent Intelligent Network Unit, where he developed and executed a strategic plan that successfully transformed the unit into the market-leader in the intelligent network industry. The unit expanded from 300 employees to more than 1,200 during his leadership. Major initiatives during Holmes' tenure included defining and deploying enhanced services software, expanding into global markets, and securing new customers. Previously, he held executive-level positions at Lucent including product and business management, and product development for global operations support systems.

"Centina's solutions are delivering unprecedented value and innovation to their customers," said Holmes. "As network complexity and service performance requirements escalate, service providers need an end-to-end Network Management Solution that leverages the latest technologies to scale and adapts to current and future environments. NetOmnia has clear advantages over the legacy solutions on the market today."

Holmes joins the existing Centina Advisory Board members Carl DeWilde and Terry Hungle.

Carl A. DeWilde served as Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Strategy of Tellabs Inc. from August 22, 2007 to May 30, 2008. Mr. DeWilde served as Executive Vice President of Broadband Products and of Tellabs Inc. since 2005 and served as Executive Vice President of Access Products of Tellabs Inc. since 2004. He had global responsibility for Tellabs' fiber access and data products, including research and development, product line management and product-specific marketing. He served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer of Xtera Communications, Inc. from 2000 to 2004, where he set corporate strategy and launched new products. He served as Senior Vice President of Development at Fujitsu Network Communications from 1992 to 2000. While at Fujitsu, Mr. DeWilde built a multi-site engineering team and developed transport data and access solutions.

Terry Hungle, currently CFO of Mavenir Systems, has over 25 years of business experience, principally in telecommunications. Most recently, Terry was Chief Financial Officer of Navini Networks, where he led the successful sale of the company to Cisco Systems. Prior to that he was Vice President of Corporate Planning with Spatial Wireless, where he led the successful merger transaction with Alcatel. Previous to the Spatial Wireless engagement, Terry successfully held a number of senior finance and controllership positions, both domestically and internationally, including that of chief financial officer for Nortel Networks. In these positions, he has guided and supported business growth and development, defined business structures and led projects that improved overall liquidity of the company, in operations and capital structuring. In addition, Terry has had responsibilities for customer service, as well as managing a manufacturing operation for a $1B business.

About Centina Systems, Inc.:

Centina Systems, Inc. (www.centinasystems.com), based in Richardson, TX, is a provider of carrier-class customer-centric network management and service assurance systems. Centina Systems' NetOmnia™ is a 100% web-based management system providing comprehensive Discovery, Node, Fault, Availability, Performance and Service Management. NetOmnia™ allows service providers to consolidate multi-vendor, multi-technology networks and systems, reducing downtime, automating business functions and improving operational efficiency. With NetOmnia™, service providers can visualize the health of end-to-end services and the customer impact of infrastructure issues in real-time. Furthermore, NetOmnia™ enables transparency in customer support, reducing unnecessary support calls and improving customer satisfaction.

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