RAD Data Communications has announced that Volker Bendzuweit, who has served since 2001 as General Manager of RAD Germany, has been promoted to the newly established position of Vice President of Key Carrier Accounts.
In this capacity, Bendzuweit is in charge of the company’s key carrier account teams, responsible for business development, selling and support of RAD’s main Tier 1 carrier accounts. Bendzuweit will be based in Munich but will also become a member of RAD’s executive management team at the company’s international headquarters in Tel Aviv.
“For decades now RAD has worked closely with Tier 1 carriers to custom design access solutions that comply with their specific network architecture, technological and market needs,” notes Efraim “Effi” Wachtel, RAD President and CEO. “In recent years, RAD has become a strategic partner with several Tier 1 carriers in their Carrier Ethernet access platforms, cellular backhaul networks and Next Generation migration scenarios,” he continues. “Our decision to group all the account teams under high-level management indicates the importance we attribute to supporting these customers and building a strong and lasting relationship with them.”
Bendzuweit, 44, is a graduate of the University of Bochum, where he majored in telecommunications engineering. Before joining RAD, he served as Sales Director at ITM Germany, a local RAD partner.
Founded in 1981, privately-owned RAD Data Communications (RAD.com) has achieved international recognition as a major manufacturer of high quality access and backhaul equipment for data communications and telecommunications applications. These solutions serve the data and voice access requirements of service providers, carriers, and enterprise networks. The company's installed base exceeds 11,000,000 units and includes more than 150 carriers and operators around the world, including AT&T, China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom, Hutchison, Orange, Telekom Austria, TeliaSonera, Telstra, T-Mobile, and Verizon. RAD is an active participant in industry organizations such as the IETF, IP/MPLS Forum, ITU, and MEF. Its customers are supported by 26 offices and more than 300 channel partners in 165 countries.
RAD’s environmental management system is ISO 14001 certified. Its operations facilities and processes comply with the industry’s most stringent standards and are completely non-polluting.
RAD is a member of the RAD Group of companies, a world leader in networking and internetworking product solutions.