Mark Wegleitner to retire from Verizon

Mark Wegleitner, senior vice president for technology at Verizon (NYSE:VZ), is retiring after serving over 25 years with the telco.

Since joining the former Bell Atlantic in 1984, Wegleitner held various management positions, including CTO of Verizon overseeing the service provider's wireline technology initiatives. Before becoming CTO, Wegleitner was Vice President, Technology & Engineering at Bell Atlantic Network Services and CTO at Bell Atlantic Network Services.

But what Wegleitner may be best known for at Verizon was his role as the de facto spokesperson of Verizon's technology division and the brains behind a number of the service provider's next-gen technology missions, including its Fiber to the Home initiative FiOS, its recent field trials of 10 Gbps XG-PON technology and pilot deployments of 100 Gbps Ultra Long Haul (ULH) networks in its European market.

In addition to driving the service provider's technology initiatives, Wegleitner was a major force on the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) where he spoke on the organization's CTO panel that was part of the former Supercomm tradeshow every June.

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