Sonus (Nasdaq: SONS) has found its new leader in Ray Dolan, who has been appointed as the company's new President and CEO.
Much of Dolan's 25-year telecom career has been spent in the wireless industry with stints at Qualcomm (which he came to via its acquisition of Flarion), Nextwave, and the former Bell Atlantic/NYNEX Mobile (Verizon Wireless). He will take over the reins from Richard Nottenburg, who previously said he would step down as President and CEO and a director of Sonus, immediately.
Dolan is probably best known for his work as the President and CEO of the former Flarion Technologies, a Bell Labs spinoff that was acquired by Qualcomm in 2006. Before serving as Flarion's CEO and Chairman, Dolan held a number of roles in early pioneering wireless operators, including Chief Operating Officer of NextWave Telecom and as the Executive Vice President of Marketing at BellAtlantic/NYNEX Mobile.
Given the leadership and financial issues that Sonus has seen in recent years, Dolan will need to apply his own entrepreneurial and management experience to help the company compete for new business in the face of emerging competitors such as GENBAND, which has become an even more competitive force with its purchase of Nortel's voice assets.
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