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Champion ONE Names John Jutila as New CEO

Champion ONE, the leading 3rd party optical transceiver company, today announced the appointment of John Jutila as Chief Executive Officer. Jutila, a seasoned telecommunications industry executive with a proven track record of growing revenue and market share, brings a breadth of telecommunications, information technology, optical networking and optical components expertise to Champion ONE.

Jutila joins Champion ONE from Alcatel-Lucent, a global leader in telecommunications and networking solutions. During his tenure at Alcatel-Lucent, Jutila held various senior executive roles providing leadership for Global Alliances in cloud and data center solutions, mission-critical government and industry networking, optical networking sales and marketing and was previously President of the North American Optical Fiber Division. Jutila has also held other key executive sales and marketing positions with various technology start-ups and high growth divisions of Fortune 500 companies.

"I am thrilled to join Champion ONE and lead the company at such an exciting time," Jutila said. "Champion ONE has enjoyed tremendous growth and has established a strong brand within the telecommunications industry. The company has been steadily gaining market share across other markets as well. Champion ONE is well-positioned to deliver innovative products with best-in-class customer service to support continued strong demand for optical networking.”

Jutila earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Entrepreneurial Management from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, an MBA in International Finance from the University of Toledo, and is currently a Doctoral candidate at Ecole de Management in Grenoble, France.

About Champion ONE

Champion ONE is a global supplier of standards-based, carrier-grade network solutions for clients in the service provider, enterprise, healthcare, education and government sectors. The company's transceivers, optical filters and accessories, and optical systems are optimized for use with the industry's leading OEM platforms. Placing an emphasis on providing In A Class By Itself Service™ to its customers, Champion ONE provides products that are backed by an exceptional warranty and consistently superior support. For additional information on Champion ONE, call 800-860-7466 or visit our website at www.championone.net.

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