February 2, 2009—SIXNET, a manufacturer of open, wireless and wired data products, has named Hilton Nicholson as president and CEO. He has more than 25 years of management experience with networking and telecommunications equipment manufacturers, and succeeds former CEO Steve Schoenberg, who will continue to serve on the company's board of directors.
Nicholson comes to SIXNET from ADC, where he was most recently president of the Network Solutions Business Unit. Prior to joining ADC, he was senior vice president of product operations at 3Com, and he previously served as vice president and general manager of Lucent Technologies' Core Switching and Routing Division. Nicholson has also held a variety of technical, marketing, strategic planning and new business development positions at AT&T. He holds a BSEE from Louisiana Tech University, a MSEE from Clemson University, and an MBA from Duke University.
Nicholson says, "I look forward to continuing Steve Schoenberg's vision of building a global market-leading company in hardened systems for industrial, government and wireless markets, alongside the company's financial partners, Riverside Partners and American Capital Ltd."
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