AdvancedIO® Systems, the leading provider of configurable 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) connectivity and packet processing solutions for the embedded systems market, announced the appointment of Ray Milhem as its new Chairman of the Board. Mr. Milhem is currently the Vice President and General Manager of the Motorola Software Group (MSG). He has previously held senior management positions with Nokia, Cisco Systems, AT&T, Extreme Networks and AFC (Tellabs).
“We are very pleased to welcome Ray Milhem to our board,” said Mohammad Darwish, President and CEO of AdvancedIO Systems. “His industry leadership and proven ability to build alliances across market segments and within the investment community will guide AdvancedIO as we extend our lead in embedded systems product innovation, commercialization and sales.”
According to Ray Milhem, “AdvancedIO Systems has been leading the market with its 10GbE technology for over two years. I intend to help the company fully capitalize on its lead and growing customer base to expand across the defense, aerospace and telecommunications industries with valuable offerings that solve key technical problems.”
Ray Milhem joined Motorola as Vice President and General Manager of MSG in 2006 to lead their Network Management Solutions & Engineering (NMSE) team. Ray also chairs the Motorola Network Management Council, a company-wide Council to address all NM-related issues.
At Nokia, Ray was responsible for the Platforms team in the Security & Mobile Connectivity Group under Enterprise Solutions. His responsibilities included managing all Security appliances, the OS strategy, Performance Engineering and competitive marketing. While at Cisco Systems, Ray was responsible for the Network Management Group. During his tenure at Cisco, Ray helped develop a strategic alliance with HP, IBM, Accenture and several systems integrators. He also held senior management roles in Cisco’s High-end Routing Group (GSR 12000) as well as their Broadband Business Unit. Ray has served as the Chairman of the Computer Society of the prestigious IEEE (Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineering). He is on the board of several US-based start-ups and is a member of the Board at COE College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
About AdvancedIO® Systems
AdvancedIO is the market leader in configurable 10GbE connectivity and packet processing solutions for the embedded systems market. AdvancedIO’s product family, including the market’s first 10GbE interface in the industry standard XMC form factor, delivers outstanding packet processing performance in conjunction with application flexibility. AdvancedIO provides a unique solution for high-performance defense and telecom applications and for developers seeking to implement and benefit from standards-based high-speed fabric connectivity. AdvancedIO Systems is a privately held company established in 2004 and is located in Vancouver, Canada.