ADTRAN Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN and FSE: QH9) (“ADTRAN Holdings” or the “Company”), announced today that after 39 years in the telecommunications industry, ADTRAN Holdings’ CFO, Mike Foliano, will retire from the Company effective on June 28, 2023. The Company also announced the appointment of Uli Dopfer as the Company’s new Chief Financial Officer, effective May 1, 2023.
During his 17 years of service to the Company, Mr. Foliano has made significant contributions to Adtran and has been an integral part of the Company's success and growth during his tenure, and his leadership and expertise will be missed.
"I would like to express my deep gratitude for the dedication and commitment Mike has shown to Adtran over his entire tenure here. We have greatly benefitted from his expertise, work ethic and professionalism. His contributions have left a lasting impact on our company, and I wish him all the best in his retirement," said Tom Stanton, Chairman and CEO. “I am excited to welcome Uli to his new role as CFO. With his knowledge of our company and the work that we have done together over the last two years, I am confident that Uli is the right choice to take over as CFO and continue the company's success."
Uli Dopfer brings with him a wealth of experience, expertise, and 20 years of industry knowledge, having previously served as CFO of ADVA Optical Networking for the past 8 years. In addition, he is already well integrated into the Company and contributing to the Company’s success.
"I am honored to be named as CFO of ADTRAN Holdings and I am excited about the opportunity to work with such a talented team," said Mr. Dopfer. "I look forward to building on the strong foundation that Mike has established and working with the team to achieve our goals."
ADTRAN Holdings is confident that the move will be seamless, with Mr. Foliano transitioning his responsibilities over the coming months. ADTRAN Holdings looks forward to continuing to provide the same level of excellent service to its customers and stakeholders under the new CFO's leadership.
About ADTRAN Holdings, Inc.
ADTRAN Holdings, Inc. is the parent company of ADTRAN, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary and a leading global provider of open, disaggregated networking and communications solutions. ADTRAN Holdings is also the largest shareholder of ADVA, a European headquartered network innovator that empowers operators to deliver the cloud and mobile services that are vital to today’s society.
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