Ribbon Communications names executive vice president of products and R&D

Ribbon Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: RBBN), a global provider of secure and intelligent cloud communications, has announced that it has appointed veteran industry leader Tony Scarfo as Executive Vice President of Products and Research & Development (R&D), responsible for the company´s Product Lifecycle Management and solutions roadmap strategy, the company said.

Scarfo will focus on Ribbon´s core products, while Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Kevin Riley will oversee the company´s cloud communications solutions. John McCready, who previously held the dual role of Executive Vice President of Products and R&D and Chief Strategy Officer, will focus on Corporate Development and serve as Ribbon´s Chief Strategy Officer.

Scarfo has spent more than 30 years in telecommunications and technology and boasts numerous achievements, including Sonus Networks, Inc., in introducing the industry´s first software-only Session Border Controller (SBC), the Sonus Software edition (SWe).

Ribbon Communications transforms fixed, mobile and enterprise networks from legacy environments to secure IP and cloud-based architectures, enabling highly productive communications for consumers and businesses. With 64 locations in 27 countries around the globe, Ribbon´s innovative, market-leading portfolio empowers service providers and enterprises with rapid service creation in a fully virtualized environment. The company´s Kandy Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) delivers a comprehensive set of advanced embedded communications capabilities that enables this transformation. To learn more, visit ribboncommunications.com.