Ortronics/Legrand expands product management team

November 30, 2006 -- Rudy Montgelas joins the team as senior product manager of fiber products. Al Fixl joins as product manager of copper products.

Nov 30th, 2006

November 30, 2006 -- Ortronics/Legrand, a provider of fiber, copper and wireless structured cabling platforms, announced the addition of two new product managers to its current product management team.

Rudy Montgelas joins the team as senior product manager of fiber products, reporting to Michael Hines, director of product management for fiber and wireless. Al Fixl joins the team as product manager of copper products reporting to Gregg Lafontaine, director of product management for copper.

The company says that, in their new roles, both Montgelas and Fixl will have full responsibility for their respective product lines, including product strategy, new product development, and managing the product lines to achieve planned growth and profitability.

"The expansion of our product management team will allow us to continue to grow our core businesses while we increase our focus on medium and long-term growth opportunities," comments Mark Panico, president of Ortronics/Legrand.

Montgelas' work experience includes his most recent position as director/product group manager of fiber and cable management products for Hubbell Premise Wiring. Prior to Hubbell, he was business development manager for Ensign-Bickford Optics Company. Montgelas holds a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from Trinity College in Hartford, CT and Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Texas in Austin, TX.

Fixl's work experience includes product management positions at MEMC, KLA-Tencor, and Schlumberger Technologies. He holds Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA as well as a Master of Business Administration from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, CA.

For more information, visit www.ortronics.com.

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