People: Shoretel Inc (SHOR.O)
13 Jan 2017
Mr. Charles D. Kissner is an Independent Chairman of the Board of ShoreTel, Inc., since April 2006, served as our lead independent director from April 2007 to July 2010, and has served as chairperson of our board of directors since April 2013. In addition, Mr. Kissner served as chairperson of the board of directors of Aviat Networks, Inc., a provider of wireless transmission systems from January 2007 to February 2015, and currently is a member of the board. Mr. Kissner previously served as Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of Stratex Networks, Inc., a manufacturer of wireless solutions for mobile and broadband access, and Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of Digital Microwave Corp. manufacturer of digital microwave solutions. Prior to joining Digital Microwave, 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) and started AT&T’s international public switching businesses in the Republic of Korea, Europe and Taiwan. Mr. Kissner also currently serves on the board of directors of Rambus, Inc., a technology development and licensing company and KQED Public Media, the largest public broadcaster in the U.S. Mr. Kissner previously served on the board of directors of Meru Networks, a provider of technology for the enterprise wireless systems market. Mr. Kissner holds a B.S. from California State Polytechnic University and an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University.
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