By ET Bureau - May 18, 2021 2 Mins Read
Aviat Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNW), the leading expert in wireless transport solutions, announced the appointment of Michele Klein to its board of directors.
Ms. Klein is a public company director and accomplished executive with experience leading corporate growth and M&A initiatives. Her extensive background and perspective in systems, software, and the energy sector align well with Aviat’s worldwide private network business and will help guide Aviat’s strategy in these areas.
Ms. Klein is also an accomplished investment strategist, having served as a senior director of Applied Ventures, the venture capital arm of Applied Materials, Inc., where she recommended and managed investments, and represented Applied on the boards of seven technology companies. Previously, Ms. Klein co-founded and led two semiconductor equipment companies from inception to acquisition by public companies.
“Michele is a welcome addition as a new independent director to our board,” said John Mutch, Chairman of Aviat Networks. “She is known for her growth orientation and corporate governance experience, and her industry and investment expertise complements the experience of our other board members. Aviat will benefit greatly from her proven track record, as we continue to execute our growth strategy, increase profitability, and return greater value to our shareholders.”
“The opportunity to join the Aviat Board of Directors is exciting,” said Ms. Klein. “I look forward to working with John, Pete, and the other board members as the company accelerates its leadership position in wireless transport solutions.”
Ms. Klein earned a BS from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
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