Mike Pratt Appointed CEO of Aperto Networks
May 22, 2006
Aperto prepares for
accelerated growth driven by WiMAX certified solutions
Milpitas, Calif., -- Aperto Networks, developer of the world's most
advanced WiMAX base stations and subscriber units, today announced
that Michael K. Pratt has been appointed president and CEO of Aperto
Networks. He replaces Reza Ahy who will continue his role as founder
and chairman of the board of Aperto Networks.
"Aperto is a global WiMAX leader and Mike is a proven operational
leader with a track record of achieving accelerated growth at multiple
companies," said Reza Ahy, chairman of the board of Aperto Networks.
"Given the tremendous demand for Aperto's carrier-class WiMAX
products, Mike's joining Aperto is timely in helping us realize the
terrific opportunities that lay ahead of us. We are very pleased to
have Mike at the helm."
A telecommunications executive with over 20 years of general
management, engineering, marketing and manufacturing experience, Mike
was recently the president of ADC's Active Infrastructure business
unit. Prior, Mike was the executive vice president - Worldwide
Access/Broadband Systems at Marconi, and has held executive and
managerial positions at RELTEC, DSC and Bell Labs.
Mike's experience and accomplishments include leading organizations
through periods of rapid growth and global expansion, organizational
and operational transformation, innovative new product development,
dramatic product cost reduction and the execution of strategic and
During his career, Mike has led businesses as large 2500 employees,
with revenues ranging to $1B, participating in wireline, FTTx and
wireless markets globally.
Pratt holds a master's of engineering in mechanical engineering from
Carnegie Mellon University, and a bachelor's of engineering in
mechanical engineering from the University of Nebraska.
About Aperto Networks
Aperto Networks helps leading service providers deliver affordable
wireless voice and broadband profitably by building the world's most
advanced WiMAX base stations and subscriber units. Aperto
fundamentally changes the economics of delivering voice and broadband
services through IP-rich, point-to-point and point-to-multipoint
networks, allowing carriers to offer a wider variety of services to
more customers using less equipment. Its carrier-class WiMAX
technology offers industry-leading subscriber density, quality of
service, ease of use and reliability. Aperto is a founding board
member of the WiMAX Forum as well as a founder and lead contributor to
IEEE 802.16 and the ETSI-BRAN standards. Serving more than 200
customers in 65 countries, Aperto Networks is based in Milpitas,
California. For more information on Aperto Networks, go to