PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - October 1, 2009) - Aricent, a global innovation, technology and services company focused exclusively on communications, today announced the appointment of Patrick Joggerst to senior vice president of worldwide sales. Having worked for some of the world's leading communications firms, Mr. Joggerst brings a long history of successful sales and business leadership experience to the Aricent management team.

"With new connected devices, mobile applications, cloud services and 4G networking at the heart of competitive strategies across industries, Aricent continues to be well positioned as one of the world's leading providers of communications expertise," said Sanjay Dhawan, president and chief operating officer at Aricent. "As Aricent enters this next phase of delivering innovation, technology and services to our worldwide customer base, we needed a sales leader with significant experience in delivering complex solutions to leading global corporations. Patrick's experience and knowledge of the global communications ecosystem and successful track record make him the ideal person for this role."

Mr. Joggerst brings over 25 years of technology and communications experience to his sales position, and will be a key driver of Aricent's global sales strategy. Prior to Aricent, Mr. Joggerst held senior positions in companies at many different stages -- from startups to multi-billion-dollar publicly traded companies. Mr. Joggerst has worked in many sectors of the industry, including both mobile and broadband operators like AT&T, Global Crossing and PrimeCo, as well as the world's largest operations support systems (OSS) and VoIP platform suppliers, including Telcordia and NextPoint. Mr. Joggerst has held general management positions, and led marketing, sales and support teams in all regions of the world.

"The innovation and technology challenges in the communications domain have never been more daunting," said Patrick Joggerst, Aricent's newly appointed senior vice president of worldwide sales. "Aricent is well positioned to solve these complex new requirements as the one company with the focused expertise, global scale and proven track record customers demand. I'm very excited to join this team at this unprecedented time in the industry."

About Aricent

Aricent is a global innovation, technology and services company focused exclusively on communications. Aricent combines the leading innovation capabilities of frog design with unparalleled domain expertise in communications as a strategic supplier to the world's foremost infrastructure, application and service providers. The company's investors include Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Sequoia Capital, The Family Office and The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board. For more information, visit http://www.aricent.com

Aricent is a trademark of Aricent Inc., in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Information: For further information, contact: Steven Manuel Sr. Director, Corporate Marketing Aricent Tel: +1 650 391 1621 Email: Chris Lalli Americas: Cohn & Wolfe Tel: +1 415 365 8540 Email: Paula Muezerie Europe: AxiCom Tel: +44 208 392 4081 Email: Varun Dubey Manager, Corporate Marketing, APAC Aricent Tel: +91 9711367093 Email: Shikha Singh Sehrawat India: Text 100 Tel: +91 981 175 7369 Email: