Accedian Continues to Grow with VP Operations Francois Marineau

Montreal, Canada, November 28, 2007 --( Accedian Networks Inc., a leading provider of SLA Assurance solutions and Ethernet Demarcation Devices, hired François Marineau as Vice President Operations. Marineau will play an important role on Accedian's management team as the company ramps up production of its Ethernet Service Assurance Platform (ESAP).

“François brings a wealth of supply chain, manufacturing, technological and quality assurance experience to Accedian," said Patrick Ostiguy, President and CEO of Accedian Networks. "He is a significant addition to our already highly experienced team and we are thrilled to have him join us and lead the company throughout our increasing growth in operations.”

François Marineau joins Accedian Networks to manage the company’s operational strategy and administer all aspects of operations activities at Accedian Networks. François brings over 13 years of operational experience with high-technology companies in the Telecom and Contract-Manufacturing fields, including 10 years of management experience.

Prior to joining Accedian, François structured the operational team of EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering in Montreal (formerly Avantas Networks) during its early stages as Director of Operations. From 2000 to 2006, François managed the Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Service Centre, Information Technology, Software Verification and Quality Assurance. François Marineau also held the position of Director of Contract Manufacturing where he had to identify suppliers and outsource them the manufacturing of some products in Asia. He was also involved in Due Diligence and the Merger & Acquisition of several companies during his time at EXFO.

François was also a member of the management team at SCI Canada (now Sanmina-SCI), a Tier-1 Electronic Manufacturer Services from 1997 to 2000 where he successfully held the Test Engineering Supervisor and Director of Engineering positions. His background also includes working for SR Telecom from 1995 to 1997 and Northern Telecom (Nortel) in 1994. François Marineau holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Polytechnique de Montréal and a Master in Engineering Management from Université de Sherbrooke, in Canada. François is an APICS member since 2002.

About Accedian Networks:

Accedian Networks is located in Montreal, Canada and has a leading-edge expertise in the area of Ethernet Service Assurance and emerging OAM standards for Carrier-Grade Ethernet Services. Accedian's unique technology for Ethernet Service Assurance and OAM (Operations, Administration and Maintenance) uses an innovative, standards-based approach. Seamlessly assuring the live performance of Ethernet services by extending the reach of SLAs across multiple technologies from End-to-End, Accedian’s Ethernet Service Assurance Platform (ESAP) allows service providers to take control of the health of their network and to increase the dollar value of every packet passing through it. Accedian's flagship product line, the EtherNID™ allows clearly defining, maintaining and assuring Ethernet Service Level Agreements from End-to-End across multiple technologies. For additional information, visit: www . accedian . com or call 1-866-685-8181.

Accedian, EtherNID, SLA-meter, Performance Assurance Agent, PAA, Multi-SLA and “Map-out the Health of your Network” are trademarks of Accedian Networks Inc.

Accedian Networks Inc.
Damien Ramé