Huawei Appoints Industry Visionary John Roese as Senior Vice President and General Manager of North America R&D

November 22, 2010 11:03 AM Eastern Time

PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Huawei, a leader in providing next-generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world, today announced that John Roese has joined Huawei as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Huawei North America R&D.

“It is with great pleasure to have someone of John’s reputation join Huawei. John is a true visionary and a leader with a proven track record in driving technology advancements”

“It is with great pleasure to have someone of John’s reputation join Huawei. John is a true visionary and a leader with a proven track record in driving technology advancements,” said Matt Bross, Co-President of Huawei USA. “John is a valuable asset to Huawei as we continue to increase our investment in innovation in this market.”

“Innovation has long been the driving force behind Huawei’s success, and I am looking forward to working closely with some of the brightest minds in the industry in developing world-class solutions,” said John Roese, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Huawei North America R&D.

As a recognized authority on network convergence and emerging technologies, Roese has almost two decades of experience in wireless technologies, networking and security, and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). Most recently, Roese served as the Chief Technology Officer at Nortel Networks, responsible for the company’s overall R&D strategy and execution, and directing research across all product portfolios. He also worked closely with the leadership team on emerging technologies, market opportunities and strategic partnerships. Roese has also held senior positions at Broadcom Corporation, Enterasys Networks and Cabletron.

Roese holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from the University of New Hampshire. He is also the inventor on 16 granted and pending patents in the area of policy management, location based networking and other areas of communications. He will be based in Huawei’s North America R&D headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

In order to meet the needs of our customers, Huawei focuses on a strategy of continuous customer-centric innovation. The goal of Huawei’s product R&D is to deliver timely solutions for anticipated and actual customer needs by developing innovations in technologies, products, solutions and services. Huawei has more than 43,600 employees engaged in R&D and have established 17 research institutes in countries including the U.S., Germany, Sweden, Russia, India, and China. Huawei filed 6,770 new patents in 2009, thus accumulatively filed 42,543 patents. According to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Huawei ranked second in terms of patents applications under the WIPO Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) in 2009. In addition, Huawei is holding a leading position in terms of essential LTE patents applications.

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