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Tekelec

May 09, 2011 09:00 ET

Tekelec Appoints Regional Sales Executives

Luis Pajares to Lead Americas and Boudewijn Pesch to Lead Europe and Asia

MORRISVILLE, NC--(Marketwire - May 9, 2011) - Tekelec (NASDAQ: TKLC), the mobile broadband solutions company, has appointed executives to lead regional sales. Luis Pajares has been named Vice President, Americas Sales and Boudewijn Pesch has been named Vice President, Europe & Asia Sales. They take over the responsibilities held by Wolrad Claudy, executive vice president of sales, who resigned from these responsibilities. Claudy will remain as an advisor to Tekelec through July 2011.

Mr. Pajares joined Tekelec in June 2010 as vice president of the Americas. Prior to Tekelec, Mr. Pajares served as vice president of worldwide sales & customer service at Airvana, a mobile broadband solutions provider, for seven years, during which time he helped take the company public on the NASDAQ. Before Airvana, he was senior vice president of worldwide sales & marketing at Inet Technologies and held vice president-level positions at Alcatel/DSC Communications. Mr. Pajares began his career in telecommunications at NEC America. He holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Florida and an International Management MBA from the University of Dallas.

Mr. Pesch came to Tekelec in August 2010 as managing director of the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Pesch joined Tekelec from Acision, where he led a cross-functional team of 180 staff across 10 offices. He was part of the LogicaCMG team that became Acision at the company's 2007 founding. He started with CMG in 1998 and has been in Singapore since 2001. Prior to joining LogicaCMG, he was the general manager of Detron Group Asia Pacific. Mr. Pesch was born in The Netherlands, where he received a Masters degree in management studies and a Bachelors degree in engineering.

"Luis and Boudewijn bring decades of expertise aligning service providers' needs with innovative technologies," said Krish Prabhu, Tekelec's interim CEO. "They have helped Tekelec penetrate new markets and extend our next-generation product footprint to set the foundation for continued growth."

About Tekelec
Tekelec enables billions of people and devices to talk, text and access the Web. Our portfolio delivers a unique layer of intelligence allowing service providers to both manage and monetize the exponential growth in data traffic and applications. Tekelec has more than 25 offices around the world serving customers in more than 100 countries. For more information, please visit www.tekelec.com.

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