SDN/NFV startup firm, PLUMgrid, Wednesday announced the appoinment of Larry Lang as the new chief executive officer of the company, taking over from Awais Nemat who has been appointed chairman of the board of directors. Nemat, who founded PLUMgrid four years ago and served as CEO, will continue to foster and support the growth of PLUMgrid.
Lang has held executive positions including president and CEO of Quorum Labs, vice president and general manager of the mobile internet business unit at Cisco Systems, and vice president of product management at Ipsilon Networks, now part of Nokia. His board service includes Violin Memory and previously BelAir Networks, now part of Ericsson.
Larry Lang, CEO, PLUMgrid
Enterprises and service providers are excited by the business transformation made possible by cloud data centers and software-defined networking. PLUMgrid’s innovation in secure virtual networking is unmatched in providing customers the scalability and agility they require. It’s a privilege to join the PLUMgrid team, and I look forward to leading the company and working with our customers and partners.
Awais Nemat, Founder and Chairman, PLUMgrid
OpenStack adoption among our target markets is accelerating rapidly. Our strategy to launch the next phase of growth is centered on bringing aboard a CEO who could leverage our innovative technologies and reference customer wins into broad market adoption. We are pleased to have Larry onboard and look forward to working with him to expand market adoption.