Juniper Networks shuffles management pack

Network vendor Juniper has announced a number of changes in its management structure, forming ‘part of a structured succession plan,’ according to the company. Eddie Minshull, who led Juniper’s EMEA operations for the last five years as VP sales, becomes executive VP of worldwide field operations.

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By  Stuart Wilson Published  January 12, 2006

Network vendor Juniper has announced a number of changes in its management structure, forming ‘part of a structured succession plan,’ according to the company. Eddie Minshull, who led Juniper’s EMEA operations for the last five years as VP sales, becomes executive VP of worldwide field operations. In his new role, Minshull will oversee Juniper’s global sales and service organisation. Jeff Lindholm, who had led Juniper’s worldwide sales organisation for the last three-and-a-half years, becomes chief marketing office at the networking vendor. Jim Dolce, previously executive VP worldwide field operations, is leaving the company to pursue outside interests. Elsewhere, Carol Mills, executive VP and general manager of the infrastructure products group (IPG) has also decided to leave Juniper and will be replaced on an interim basis by Kim Perdikou, who previously worked for Mills as associate general manager of IPG. In Juniper’s application products group (APG), executive VP Jef Graham is also calling it a day to become the CEO of a private company. Juniper has turned to Paulette Altmaier, a seasoned executive from Cisco, to take over from Graham. During her nine-year stint at Cisco, Altmaier held the position of VP and general manager, was responsible for a US$1 billion product line and helped in the creation of many key platforms including the new integrated services access router portfolio. Each of the new appointments will report to Scott Kriens, chairman and CEO at Juniper. “I’m pleased to announce a smooth and well-structured transition as we welcome Paulette to Juniper, while also creating opportunity within the company from our existing management team with Eddie, Jeff and Kim,” said Kriens. “I’d like to personally thank Carol and Jef for their contributions to the company and for their unwavering support of Juniper. In particular, I’d like to thank Jim for his leadership and for building a world class field operations organisation known for its consistent focus and execution in the market place. With these appointments and the strength of the Juniper team, I have every confidence in our continued success together as we move into 2006,” Kriens concluded.

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