PLANO, Texas, June 3 /PRNewswire/ --

- Executive Advisory Board Formed to Contribute to Telmar's Global Growth Initiatives

Telmar Network Technology today announced that it has created an Executive Advisory Board of telecom executives who will use their years of industry experience to help guide Telmar's strategic growth initiatives worldwide. The Advisory Board members have led companies including Alcatel-Lucent, ATT, Tellabs and Verizon Communications.

The Telmar Executive Advisory Board is chaired by Lawrence T. Babbio Jr., former vice chairman and president of Verizon Communications. Executive Advisory Board members are Hubert de Pesquidoux, former CFO of Alcatel-Lucent and president of the Enterprise business; Krish Prabhu, previously CEO of Tellabs and former COO of Alcatel Telecom; and Stephen G. Welch, who served as chief procurement officer for SBC Communications (now ATT).

Telmar is truly fortunate to have the unparalleled experience of such an esteemed group of industry leaders. Their input will be invaluable as we continue to execute our worldwide growth strategies, said Steven Pickett, president and CEO of Telmar. The Advisory Board will further strengthen our ability to continually create value for our customers, investors and employees.

In addition to regularly scheduled meetings with Telmar's leadership team, the Executive Advisory Board members will interact frequently with Telmar executives and its customers to help ensure that the company maintains its leadership position in the dynamic global communications industry.

The Executive Advisory Board sees significant potential for Telmar particularly because it offers a compelling business proposition for Network Service Providers and OEMs who need to extend their infrastructure investments, said Babbio. Telmar also provides outsourcing opportunities for communications companies that are seeking to reduce costs and improve customer satisfaction, which is increasingly important in today's economy.

More details about the Telmar Executive Advisory Board members follows: - Lawrence T. Babbio Jr. was most recently vice chairman and president of Verizon Communications and was a member of the Verizon Wireless board of directors. Babbio also served as chairman of the company's Global Wireless Group. In 2002, Babbio was elected to the board of directors of Hewlett-Packard Company, and had previously served on the board of Compaq Computer Corporation the same year he was elected vice chairman of Bell Atlantic Corporation. Babbio is currently a senior advisor with the private equity firm Warburg Pincus. - Hubert de Pesquidoux served as CFO of Alcatel-Lucent and president of the Enterprise business. Prior to leading Alcatel-Lucent's Enterprise activities, de Pesquidoux held several executive roles with the company including executive vice president; president of Alcatel North America; and he was a member of the Alcatel Executive Committee. Prior to that, de Pesquidoux was COO of Alcatel North America, and CEO of Alcatel Canada since 2000, and he served as CFO of Alcatel USA. - Krish Prabhu was the CEO of Tellabs, and during his tenure, Prabhu broadened the Tellabs product portfolio to include platforms that support triple play and mobile services, which were a major part of the company's focus. He presided over the acquisition of two companies and doubled sales at Tellabs while managing the company's worldwide workforce. Prior to Tellabs, Prabhu was involved with the venture capital funding and development of several private companies. He also served as CEO of Alcatel USA, and COO of Alcatel Telecom prior to 2001. - Stephen G. Welch was the chief procurement officer of SBC Communications (now ATT) and its numerous operating companies for 16 years. Welch is currently Senior VP of Business Development for ASSIA, Inc., a leader in dynamic spectrum management software for the global telecom market. Welch is a member of Accenture's Executive Advisory Board for Procurement Solutions, and was the founding chairman of QuEST Forum, a global Telecom Industry quality organization. He is principal of Value Propositions, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in supply chain management.

About Telmar Network Technology

Telmar Network Technology delivers compelling solutions that extend the life of critical network equipment, generate significant cost savings and increase operational efficiencies for OEMs, Enterprise and Network Service Providers around the globe. For over 40 years, Telmar has provided network-wide repair, spares management, legacy product development and enhancements, as well as certified pre-owned products and services to the communications market. The company is committed to upholding the highest standards of quality in its products and services. Telmar Network Technology is headquartered in Plano, Texas, and operates facilities throughout the United States and Canada, and in Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Belgium, India, and Malaysia. For additional information about Telmar Network Technology, please visit

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