GENBAND announced the appointment of B.G. Kumar as president of networking and applications, effective immediately. Kumar will lead GENBAND's applications and networking R&D team worldwide, which encompasses the company's SBC, security gateway and application server and software businesses. Based at GENBAND's Frisco, TX, headquarters, he will report directly to Charlie Vogt, president and CEO of GENBAND.
Kumar brings to GENBAND more than 21 years of leadership in the telecommunications industry across both startups and large, publicly traded companies. He most recently served as EVP of engineering and operations at Mavenir Systems. Prior to Mavenir, he joined Tekelec as following the acquisition of Vocal Data, a company he helped build. He began his career with Bell Labs/Lucent Technologies.