Riverstone Appoints Dan Middleton as Vice President, North American Sales
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Riverstone Networks
, (Pink Sheets: RSTN) today announced the appointment of Dan Middleton
as its Vice President of Sales for North America.Middleton will oversee the sales organization responsible for growing Riverstone's business in the U.S. and Canada through both direct and indirect partner sales, including Lucent Technologies and Sonus Networks. Middleton joins Riverstone after ten years with Nortel Networks where held a number of senior sales and marketing positions.Most recently, he served as a sales Vice President in Nortel's Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) region, where he was responsible for expanding Nortel's IP Convergence Business.
In addition, he
improved the indirect Systems Integration partner model and the impact of the Direct Sales force in EMEA. "Dan brings a broad base of experience to the table, including a strong understanding of customers' business models, converged network infrastructures and, in particular, how Ethernet networks enable new services and applications," said Oscar Rodriguez, CEO, Riverstone Networks.
"We look to Dan
to further invigorate our sales efforts in North America, where demand for carrier Ethernet is beginning to accelerate." Middleton is a Georgia native, and holds an MBA from Duke University and a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech.
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