Viavi Appoints Amar Maletira As Chief Financial Officer

Viavi Solutions has appointed Amar Maletira as its new executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective September 9, 2015.

Maletira will replace Rex S Jackson, who announced earlier this year his planned departure on September 30, 2015 following the completion of the separation of Viavi and Lumentum.

Maletira brings more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry to Viavi. He most recently served as vice president and chief financial officer of Americas Enterprise Services group at Hewlett-Packard. Prior to that, Maletira held a series of executive positions in global finance at HP including Business Unit CFO for Application services, global head of Financial Planning & Analysis and director of Investor Relations.

Prior to HP, Maletira served as chief operating officer for a start-up IT consulting company in Michigan, and led sales teams at Siemens and HCL in India.

Maletira holds a BS in Electronics & Communication Engineering from Karnataka University in India and an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.

Tom Waechter, president and chief executive officer, Viavi said, “Amar is an accomplished finance executive and his broad experience and successful track record will be assets as we pursue our strategy and position Viavi for long-term growth.”

Waechter added, “I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Rex for his 4 years of service at JDSU as CFO and SVP of business services. Rex has been instrumental in completing the separation and has contributed significantly to the Company during his tenure. We wish him all the best in the future.”

“Viavi is uniquely positioned to lead the industry and I am thrilled to join the team,” said Maletira.

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