TIA names new CEO

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech networks, has announced that Wes Johnston has been named Chief Executive Officer, the company said.

Johnston comes to TIA with more than 25 years of experience leading and transforming technology and telecom businesses. Most recently, he was the Managing Director for Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) at The Gores Group, a global private equity firm.

The selection of Johnston is part of a broader strategic initiative by TIA to invest in, and stay ahead of, the changing needs of members and rapid industry advancements. In addition to his hiring, TIA recently enhanced its leadership team, adding four senior executives with deep communications industry, government, and association experience.

TIA´s mission is to advance global connectivity and accelerate business growth by convening the entire supply chain of communications – more than 300 companies including the service providers, manufacturers and suppliers, software developers, distributors and integrators, consultants and educators– that build and support the communications and information networks of today and tomorrow. TIA is also accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).