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MRV adds Mark Bonney and Matthew Stecker to expanded board of directors
Announced Date: 4/15/2013 Published Date: 4/15/2013

MRV Communications has announced an expanded board of directors with the appointment of Mark Bonney and Matthew Stecker.

Mark Bonney has over 35 years of experience holding various senior executive financial and operating positions in middle market high technology companies in the U.S. He currently serves on the board of Sigma Designs (semiconductor solutions for entertainment and the home) and Zix (email encryption services), and is Chairman of the Community Health Centre, a not-for-profit health care organisation in Connecticut.

Matthew Stecker has 20 years of experience with a deep background in the telecommunications and wireless industries and a successful track record in turnarounds, M&A and operations. Mr. Stecker currently serves as President, CEO and director of Livewire Mobile (end-to-end managed service solutions) and also serves on the board of, a retail mail-order pharmacy.

Robert Pons, vice chairman of the Board of Directors, commented, "The addition of Mark and Matthew further strengthens MRV's Board. We look forward to the many contributions and new perspectives that they will bring to the table."

David Stehlin, MRV's CEO, stated, "As part of our strategy, we are investing in our organisation and upgrading the infrastructure of our operations to improve efficiency and better support our customers... we've made targeted investments to enhance our product and solution offerings that will help our customers empower the optical edge of their networks in our key, fast growing, markets including 4G mobile backhaul, data centre and cloud computing connectivity and business class Ethernet".