Bruce McClelland, who spent 20 years at ARRIS including a spell as its chief executive officer, has been named by Ribbon Communications as its President, Chief Executive Officer and a director.
The software company specialises in intelligent cloud communications. Its previous CEO, Fritz Hobbs, left the company following the merger of Ribbon with ECI Telecom.
“The Board is excited to appoint Bruce as the new President and CEO of Ribbon. He is a technical business leader with a proven history of developing and growing sustainable, diversified, and profitable businesses through multiple technology and business cycles,” said Richard Lynch, Chairman of the Ribbon Board of Directors.
Canadian-born McClelland led the sale of ARRIS to CommScope, after which he initially served as chief operating officer, before leaving the company. He also managed the ARRIS acquisition of the Ruckus Wireless and Brocade ICX Campus switching businesses from Broadcom.
Commenting on his appointment McClelland said, “I am honoured to lead the Ribbon team during this exciting time in the Company’s history with the transformational merger with ECI on the near-term horizon. I look forward to bringing my knowledge and expertise to the combined company, working closely with the Ribbon Board and executive management team to create a premier workplace and winning culture for our employees while driving long-term value for our customers and stockholders.”