Imagine Communications has hired David Sykes as vice president of sales as it prepares to push into international markets.
Sykes had been vice president of sales and marketing strategy for Opnext, having joined that company when it acquired StrataLight Communications in January 2009.
Prior to StrataLight, Sykes spent more than six years at Turin Networks as vice president of market development. Earlier, he held various leadership positions at Nortel Networks, Bay Networks and Network Equipment Technologies.
“David has an impressive and successful track record growing telecommunications companies, and we’re pleased to have him join our team,” said Imagine Communications’ CEO Richard Stanfield. “David’s vast experience will serve Imagine well as we continue to focus on delivering the best quality and most efficient solutions to our North American cable customers, while expanding our reach to new countries and service providers working to deliver consistent quality video across multiple screens and viewing devices.”