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Zhone taps IT, telecom veteran James Norrod as president and CEO

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Zhone Technologies' board is shaking up the top management ranks by naming James Norrod as its new president and CEO, taking over the reins from company co-founder Mory Ejabat.

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Norrod, who will manage the company's day-to-day operations, will also join Zhone's board of directors.

Ejabat will continue in his role as the vendor's executive chairman in what the company says will be "to provide a seamless transition and deliver strategic guidance as it relates to the carrier access business and future product development."

Having served as a chairman and CEO at various companies for over 25 years, Norrod will be able to apply his broad range of skills development of domestic and international operations, establishment of new sales distribution channels and hiring and developing world class management teams while developing and implementing business strategies.

Among the companies that Norrod oversaw as CEO were Infinite Power Solutions, Segway, Telebit, ITK, CGX and Octocom. He began his career with a 10-year stint at IBM, where he managed the GM account.

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