Openet appoints Tony Regan to drive growth plans in APAC
Openet has appointed Tony Regan as vice president of market development for the APAC region, the BSS firm announced earlier this week.
In his new role, Regan will run Openet’s market development team in APAC, working closely with regional sales VP and sales team to drive the company’s continued expansion in the region, the company said.
Prior to joining Openet in 2016, Regan held various senior roles within the Telefonica group in Ireland, Spain and Latin America. In his previous role at Openet, Regan ran the company’s consulting division, advising operators on strategy development and execution.
Regan will be based in Openet’s APAC headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Openet was established in Kuala Lumpur in 2006 and has grown to provide regional service and support, managed services and software development for all of Openet’s APAC customers. The company employs over 180 people in Malaysia.
Eric Updyke to take helms at Spirent Communications
Spirent Communications has appointed a new chief executive officer. Eric Updyke, a former Amdocs executive, has started working for the company on April 1, and will take up the CEO role on May 1.
Updyke will succeed retiring CEO Eric Hutchinson, who will step down on May 1. The company had announced last November that Hutchison planned to retire after 37 years of working for Spirent. He has held the CEO position since being appointed in 2013.
In a statement, Spirent said Updyke “has extensive experience in international business management with a strong technical understanding of the markets in which Spirent operates.”
He has worked in various sections of the industry over the last 30 years and has led transformative growth programs on a global scale.
Updyke joins Spirent from Amdocs, where he most recently served as president of the company’s services group, with responsibility for its managed services, testing and system integration businesses.
Prior to joining Amdocs, Updyke held executive roles at Nokia Siemens Networks and AT&T.