Ken is Vice President of Hardware Engineering in the Service Router product group within the IP Networks Division (IPD) of Alcatel. He joined the Company through the 2003 acquisition of TiMetra Networks. TiMetra was a successful start-up that focused on Internet-class Service Routers for IP/MPLS networks. In his current role, he manages the complete Hardware lifecycle of Alcatel's IP/MPLS Service Router and Ethernet Service Switch product lines and is a leader in developing Alcatel's IP strategy. These product lines have been deployed by over 100 customers worldwide. Prior to joining TiMetra, he was CEO of Treseq Inc which was acquired by Nortel Networks in 1999. Treseq was at the forefront of the Network processer industry shipping two generation of multi-gigabit devices. Previous to Treseq, he held the role as Director of Product Management at Synoptics Networks. He started his career as a Network Analyst at Ford Motors Corporation. Ken holds an MS in Telecommunications and a BA from the University of Colorado.