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Management Team

Thomas R. Stanton
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

Tom Stanton was named ADTRAN’s Chief Executive Officer in September 2005 and named Chairman of the Board in 2007. Tom joined ADTRAN in 1995 as Vice President of Marketing for the Carrier Networks (CN) Division. Since that time, he has held a number of senior management positions within the company including Senior Vice President and General Manager of the CN Division. Prior to joining ADTRAN, he served as Vice President of Marketing and Engineering at Transcrypt International and held several senior management positions with E. F. Johnson Company.

Tom has served on the board of directors for a number of technology companies and is a past chairman of the board for both the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Birmingham Branch and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). He currently serves on the board for both the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) and BancorpSouth. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Auburn University.

Michael Foliano
Senior Vice President, Operations

As Senior Vice President of Global Operations, Mike is responsible for all manufacturing, supply chain and logistics functions, as well as ADTRAN's corporate IT, facilities and real estate functions. He has more than 30 years of industry experience, including serving as Senior Vice President of Global Operations for Somera Communications as well as several executive positions within Lucent Technologies and AT&T. His responsibilities have included managing global production, logistics, customer service, business services, information technology, supply chain planning and procurement.

Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Ohio University, a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, and a Master of Science degree in Management from Stanford University.

Kevin Heering
Senior Vice President, Services and Support

As Senior Vice President of Services and Support, Kevin is responsible for global services fulfillment and maintaining a world-class technical support organization. He joined ADTRAN in 1994 as a design engineer. He has held a number of key positions within the company, including Senior Vice President of Quality and Administration and Director of Engineering, where he played a critical role in the design and development of ADTRAN's Enterprise solution portfolio.

Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Mississippi State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Alabama.

John Neville
Senior Vice President, Sales

As Senior Vice President of Sales, John is responsible for all global sales functions across the company. John joined ADTRAN in 2016 as Head of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development. His role later expanded to include EMEA and APAC Sales. John has a wealth of experience account strategy and executive sales experience working with the world’s largest service providers, leading cable operators and innovative rural carriers. Prior to joining ADTRAN, Neville served in executive management at Ericsson, as well as leadership roles at Nortel, Honeywell-Bull/Cox Cable, Bell Atlantic and NYNEX. He also serves on the commercial advisory board for ICOMM.

John holds a Bachelor of business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University. He was also a member of the Columbia University (New York) advanced telecommunications executive program and the University of Virginia executive program in business management, marketing, and related support services.

Eduard Scheiterer, PhD
Senior Vice President, Research and Development

As Senior Vice President of Research and Development, Eduard is responsible for all of ADTRAN's design and development resources and processes around the world. Eduard has previously served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director, for ADTRAN's international markets where he was responsible for business in the EMEA and APAC region and day-to-day operations of ADTRAN GmbH and ADTRAN International. He also previously served as the managing Director of ADTRAN GmbH, where he was responsible for business in the EMEA region as well as the day-to-day operations of ADTRAN GmbH.

He joined ADTRAN in May 2012 following ADTRAN's acquisition of NSN's (Nokia Siemens Network's) Broadband Access Business. Prior to joining ADTRAN, Eduard was Head of Broadband Access for NSM and held several senior management roles at NSN and Siemens. Eduard holds a Master of Science degree and a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Telecommunication from the Technical University, Vienna, Austria.

Roger D. Shannon
Senior Vice President of Finance, CFO, Secretary and Treasurer

Roger has more than 20 years' experience leading financial organizations at large multi-national public companies. Prior to joining ADTRAN, he served as CFO, treasurer and principal accounting officer at Steel Technologies LLC, a publicly held company prior to its becoming a subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Nucor Corporation. During his career, he has held financial leadership positions in a wide range of industries at large and midsize international companies in the manufacturing, consumer goods and business services markets.

Roger holds a MBA from the Terry Graduate School of Business at the University of Georgia and a bachelor's degree in accounting from Auburn University. He is a certified public accountant and chartered financial analyst.

Jay Wilson
Senior Vice President, Technology and Strategy

As Senior Vice President of Technology and Strategy, Jay is responsible for developing the strategy, portfolio and direction for the company’s global business to enable the delivery of customer solutions and market leadership into target market segments and the global customer base. Jay joined ADTRAN in 1998 and most recently served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of ADTRAN’s Carrier Networks Division. He has played a key role in the development and introduction of several ADTRAN product lines that are widely deployed by telecommunications carriers.

Prior to joining ADTRAN, Jay served in a number of management roles for Wyle Laboratories. While there, his responsibilities included sales, marketing and engineering management for Wyle’s testing and engineering services to the telecommunications, aerospace/defense and nuclear equipment qualification industries. Jay holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University.

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