Overture Networks has named Chip Redden as senior director of marketing and product management.

Prior to joining Overture, Redden was director of Ethernet services marketing at Extreme Networks, where he led key technical marketing and product management programs in metro area and enterprise networking.

Redden previously served as director of technical marketing at Juniper Networks and spent several years at 3Com Corporation serving in a variety of leading engineering and marketing management positions, eventually becoming director of network consulting for 3Com’s Eastern U.S. region.

“We are very pleased to bring someone of Chip’s caliber on board to head up our marketing efforts,” said Jeff Reedy, president and CEO of Overture Networks. “His extensive experience in product management, positioning and new product launches of networking solutions will be a real asset to us as we continue to expand our market presence and gain market share in the metro Ethernet and IP marketplace.”

Founded in 2000 in RTP, Overture Networks says it has assembled a team with a history of supplying edge solutions to carriers-a heritage rooted in IP, Ethernet, and time-division multiplex (TDM), and dedicated to the specific problems metro carriers faced in a hybrid TDM/packet world.

Overture Networks: www.overturenetworks.com