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Procera Networks snags former F5 Networks CEO

Former F5 Networks CEO Manual Rivelo has been appointed to the board of directors for networking equipment firm Procera Networks, in a move the company says will help assist in driving global expansion.

Rivelo boasts more than 30 years' industry expertise, with with extensive experience in senior executive positions at major tech companies, Procera says in a statement.

He will be responsible for helping to drive Procera's overall strategy and operations as the company continues its global expansion.

“The possibilities open to Procera right now are both vast and varied, as network operators around the world look to tackle a host of new subscriber experience challenges using Procera's technology,” Rivelo says.

“It's an exciting time to be joining the company. I look forward to working closely with the senior management team to extend Procera's leadership, expertise, and technology into new markets.

Beyond his position on the Procera board, Rivelo is also the CEO of network infrastructure automation vendor AppViewX. Prior to this Rivelo was the CEO of F5 Networks, and has previously held several key leadership roles at Cisco Systems.

“Manuel is well known in the industry as having a strong track record for tackling complex business challenges, and being the driving force behind launching major products into new markets,” comments Lyn Cantor, CEO of Procera Networks.

“He's going to be a valuable asset for Procera as the company continues its plans for global growth into 2017, helping to bring our vision and corporate strategy to reality.

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