Wave7 Optics has appointed Al Purdy to the newly created position of vice president of international sales.

Purdy has served in senior executive and sales positions at start ups such as Tut Systems and Applied Digital Access and larger companies like AT&T and Pacific Telesis. He also has served as a consultant specializing in international sales and marketing.

“We are glad to have Al on board as he has extensive optical access experience and he can help us maximize our relationship with Hitachi in Japan and Korea and with our network of international partners — those we have in place now, such as Teleste, and others we’ll add in the future,” said Tom Tighe, CEO of Wave7 Optics. “We recently announced our first customer outside the U.S. — in Mexico — and we will announce soon a customer in Australia.”

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