People: ShoreTel Inc (SHOR.O)
Mr. Charles D. Kissner is an Independent Director of ShoreTel, Inc., since April 2006, served as our lead independent director from April 2007 to July 2010, and has served as Chairman of the Board since April 2013. Mr. Kissner is Chairman of Aviat Networks, Inc., formerly Harris Stratex Networks, Inc., a provider of wireless transmission systems. He was Chairman and CEO of Aviat Networks from June 2010 until July 2011. He previously served as Chairman of Stratex Networks (which merged with Harris Corporation’s Microwave Communications Division in 2007 to create Aviat Networks) from July 1995 to January 2007, and as its President and Chief Executive Officer from July 1995 to May 2000, as well as from October 2001 to May 2006. Prior to joining Stratex Networks, Mr. Kissner served as Vice President and General Manager of M/A-Com, Inc., a manufacturer of radio and microwave communications products, as Executive Vice President of Fujitsu Network Switching of America, Inc., a telecommunications switching manufacturer, and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Aristacom International, Inc., a provider of computer/telephony integration solutions. Mr. Kissner also previously held several executive positions at AT&T (now Alcatel-Lucent) for over thirteen years. Mr. Kissner currently serves on the boards of Meru Networks, a provider of technology for the enterprise wireless systems market, and Rambus, Inc., a technology development and licensing company. He is also on the board of non-profit KQED Public Media, the largest public broadcaster in the U.S. He holds a B.S. from California State Polytechnic University and an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University.
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