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January 19, 2009

Patton Electronics Names New CEO to Lead Ethernet Extender Market

By Tim Gray
TMCnet Web Editor

In a move designed to extend Patton (News - Alert) Electronics corporate strategy for ongoing growth and profitability, the Maryland company has introduced Robert R. Patton as its new Chief Executive Officer.

The business-class network access, connectivity and VoIP equipment provider leveraged several new locations recently for operations and business development throughout Southern Europe, and are expected to build upon these strategies for further growth.
"Our charter is to build a dynamic, technology business that endures for generations Our strategy is to build solid business and personal relationships, while making a profit on every product, in every business unit, every year," said Patton.
The former CEO will continue serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors. The transition took effect on January 1, 2009, Patton's silver anniversary.
The company unveiled the transition plans during its annual Global Sales Summit, where worldwide sales and senior management teams gathered. Patton addressed the summit as CEO, outlining a corporate strategy for ongoing growth and profitability.

Patton is the creator of SmartNode industry-leading VoIP technology. The company provides extensive services in the Ethernet Extenders space.

Patton Electronics, a player in the business-class network access, connectivity, and VoIP equipment. The company says it has continued to increase transparency and is moving the ISDN market in an increasingly important direction.
While many industry insiders are well aware of what an Ethernet Extender does, and what the benefits can provide, many of those who might need it most have yet to learn of its numerous advantages.
An Ethernet Extender is any device used to extend an Ethernet segment beyond its normal distance limitation. And these devices have become an important tool for companies employing transmission technologies and physical media including copper wire, fiber-optic cable, coaxial cable to improve Internet speeds.
Since incorporating in 1984, Patton has achieved growth and profit every single year, according to the company. As TMC reported last month, Patton expanded international operations, opened a Southern Europe Operations Center in Milan, acquired OnSite Systems (News - Alert) S10 SONET/SDH product line, and closed the year with profit.
During the 2001 telecom meltdown, as hundreds of companies failed, downsized, and succumbed to acquisition, Patton achieved revenue growth and profit.
"We insist on constant innovation in every aspect of operations - from sales, marketing and lean manufacturing to next-generation data, VoIP and video technologies," said Patton.
In September 2008 Patton's SmartNode 4961 solved VoIP interoperability challenges for DECT, PBX, and FAX in ISDN deployments. SmartNode VoIP gateways have won Internet Telephony Magazine's (News - Alert) Product of the Year every year since 2005.
During the 1990's Patton brought the first Ethernet extender to market and is a leader in the enterprise long-range Ethernet market, delivering multi-service transmission and transport systems to alternative carriers.
The company develops and manufactures a catalog of over 1,000 products, engaging customers in 120 countries, with offices in USA, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy, India, Viet Nam and Lebanon.
During Q1 2009 Patton will launch six products and showcase recent innovations during March 3 to March 8 at CeBIT (News - Alert) Hall 13 Booth A58.

Tim Gray is a Web Editor for TMCnet, covering news in the IP communications, call center and customer relationship management industries. To read more of Tim’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tim Gray

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