Juniper Networks Names Nawaf Bitar Senior Vice President and General Manager, Emerging Technologies
SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 14, 2011 - Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) today announced the appointment of Nawaf Bitar as senior vice president and general manager, Emerging Technologies. Bitar joins Juniper Networks from Cisco, where he served as vice president of engineering and operations for its security technology business unit.
"Nawaf's depth of passion, combined with his expertise in engineering and delivering operational excellence, will be invaluable as Juniper continues to lead the charge in architecting the new network built on simplicity, security, openness and scale," said Mark Bauhaus, executive vice president and general manager, Device and Network Services at Juniper Networks.
Reporting directly to Bauhaus, Bitar will be responsible for leading the company's emerging technology initiatives at the intersection of systems and software.
Most recently at Cisco, Bitar led the development of the company's security product families and anti-spam solutions. He joined Cisco in 2007 when the company acquired IronPort Systems where he served as senior vice president, engineering. Prior to joining IronPort, Bitar held various executive and management roles at Network Appliance, Silicon Graphics and HP/Apollo. He holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
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