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Patton Appoints Peter Burkhalter CEO at Euro Headquarters

Burkhalter will lead Patton-Inalp Networks in delivering solutions for cloud and UC service providers that provide European businesses with access to all-IP and SIP services using customers’ existing TDM and IP communications systems.

Peter Burkhalter, Vice President of Business Development for Western Europe, Patton Electronics Co.

“All across Europe—and elsewhere—countless businesses need solutions that can provide access to all-IP and SIP services for their existing TDM and IP communications systems,”

Peter Burkhalter
President and CEO
Patton-Inalp Networks.
NIEDERWANGEN: Patton Electronics—US-manufacturer of award-winning SmartNode™ VoIP solutions, CopperLink™ Ethernet Extenders, and BODI rS™ High Availability Fixed & Mobile Routers——announces the appointment of Peter Burkhalter as President and CEO of Patton-Inalp Networks (Switzerland), which serves as Patton’s European headquarters.

“The market is all abuzz about all-IP, cloud and IP-based voice and unified communications services,” Burkhalter observes. “Those technologies are truly changing the business-communications landscape. Yet many companies are still left behind.”

Today’s announcement comes alongside forecasted growth in the cloud computing market—now expected to reach $127 billion in 2017—as companies realize lowered capital and operating expenses by not purchasing and operating in-house information technology systems.

“All across Europe—and elsewhere—countless businesses need solutions that can provide access to all-IP and SIP services for their existing TDM and IP communications systems,” Burkhalter explains, “along with carrier-grade edge infrastructure to maintain and monitor service-level agreements and/or OTT services.”

“Patton is uniquely positioned to help cloud and UC service providers in the transformation of that installed market,” Burkhalter said.

A former Nortel and IBM executive, Burkhalter joined Patton-Inalp as VP of Business Development in January of this year amid forecasted growth in the global session-border-controller market (one of Patton’s flagship products).

Now, as President and CEO, Burkhalter will provide executive direction to continue moving the organization forward.

“We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Burkhalter to our global executive management team,” said Robert R. Patton (Bobby), President and CEO of Patton Electronics Co. “Peter brings a proven track record of success in his efforts and results with other global leaders in the communications-technology space.”

Spanning 25 years of experience in information-technology and telecommunications arena, Mr. Burkhalter’s resume includes product development, marketing management, and business-unit leadership with such organizations as Siemens, Ascom, Nortel and IBM.

Mr. Burkhalter can found at BroadSoft Connections (Phoenix) this week, where the Patton team is presenting solutions to address the CPE requirements of carriers that offer IP and cloud-based communications services.

Media contact:
Glendon Flowers
+1 301 975 1000


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Patton is all about connections. It is our joy and mission to connect real-world customer challenges with high-quality, right-priced solutions—complemented by unrivaled customer service and technical support. Incorporated 1984, Patton has built everything from micro-sized widgets that connect "this-with-that," to carrier-grade Telecom gear that connects subscribers to service-providers. Patton's specialty is interconnecting legacy TDM and serial systems with new-generation IP-based voice, data, and multi-media technologies.

Headquartered in Gaithersburg, MD, USA, Patton equipment—including VoIP, Ethernet extension, and wireless router technologies—is up-and-running in carrier, enterprise and industrial networks worldwide. Patton works in connection with a growing network of technology, business, and sales-channel partners. To connect with local-market requirements, Patton operates training and support centers in Switzerland, Hungary, Lebanon, India and the USA.

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