Infinera Appoints Heard to COO Role

Infinera, provider of intelligent transport networks, has appointed of David Heard as chief operating officer (COO), effective October 1, 2018.

Heard is responsible for leading the integration of Coriant, the innovation of new solutions and the overall operation of the company.

“As an accomplished and trusted leader, David is uniquely qualified to drive operational excellence across the organization and accelerate Infinera’s industry leadership as we scale to address the next wave of global spending,” said Tom Fallon, Infinera CEO. “David’s appointment reinforces our commitment to customers and the unique value they can realize with our broad set of end-to-end packet-optical solutions and world-class service offerings.”

Heard joined Infinera in June 2017 to lead the company’s product and solutions team and served as senior vice president and general manager. Prior to joining Infinera, Heard served in numerous executive leadership roles, transforming companies and positioning them for growth including: Lucent, Santera Systems (Tekelec), Somera (Jabil), Bigband (Arris) and JDSU (Viavi).

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