Ribbon appoints new CEO

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Ribbon Communications today announced that Bruce McClelland has been appointed as its President, Chief Executive Officer and a director, effective on or around March 1, 2020.

Mr. McClelland has served in numerous leadership roles throughout his three-decades long career, which includes twenty years at ARRIS International plc, where he most recently served as its Chief Executive Officer and led the sale of ARRIS to CommScope Inc. for $7.4 billion in April 2019.

While at ARRIS, Mr. McClelland managed the successful acquisition and integration of the Ruckus Wireless and Brocade ICX Campus switching businesses from Broadcom, a major step in diversifying the ARRIS business beyond the service provider market into the broader enterprise market, while strengthening the company’s wireless technology capabilities.

Richard Lynch, Chairman of the Ribbon Board of Directors, said, “The Board is excited to appoint Bruce as the new President and CEO of Ribbon. He is a technical business leader with a proven history of developing and growing sustainable, diversified, and profitable businesses through multiple technology and business cycles. We believe Bruce is the right person to lead Ribbon forward into our next chapter as a combined company with ECI Telecom Group Ltd.”

Mr. McClelland said, “I am honored to lead the Ribbon team during this exciting time in the Company’s history with the transformational merger with ECI on the near-term horizon. I look forward to bringing my knowledge and expertise to the combined company, working closely with the Ribbon Board and executive management team to create a premier workplace and winning culture for our employees while driving long-term value for our customers and stockholders.”