People: Sonus Networks Inc (SONS.OQ)
Mr. Howard E. Janzen is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Sonus Networks Inc since December 23, 2008. He has been a director since January 2006. Since May 2012, Mr. Janzen has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Cool Planet Energy Systems, Inc., a company that converts non-food biomass into sustainable, high-octane gasoline, as well as its director since July 2012. Since 2002, Mr. Janzen has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Janzen Ventures, Inc., a private investment business venture. Mr. Janzen was the Chief Executive Officer and a director of One Communications Corp., a supplier of integrated advanced telecommunications solutions to businesses, from 2007 until its sale in 2011. He served as President of Sprint Business Solutions, the business unit serving Sprint Corporation's business customer base with almost 10,000 employees and $12 billion in annual revenue, from 2004 to 2005. From 2003 to 2004, he was President of Sprint Corporation's Global Markets Group, responsible for Sprint Corporation's long distance service for both consumer and business customers. From 1994 until 2002, Mr. Janzen served as President and Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman from 2001 to 2002, of Williams Communications Group, Inc., a high technology company. Mr. Janzen has served as a member of the Board of Directors, the Compensation Committee and the Corporate Governance Committee of Global Telecom & Technology, Inc. since 2006; and a member of the Board of Directors and the Audit Committee of Vocera Communications, Inc. since 2007. Mr. Janzen received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Metallurgical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.
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