Telecommunications Industry Association Announces Two New Board Members

CEOs of Ribbon and DZS bring added leadership at a critical time

Arlington, VA (December 07, 2021) –– The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)— the trusted industry association for the connected world—announced two new board members: Bruce McClelland, President and CEO of Ribbon and Charlie Vogt, President and CEO of DZS.

“TIA is pleased to announce these new board members, who will only strengthen an already active group of directors,” said TIA CEO David Stehlin. “We welcome Bruce and Charlie, each of whom have been industry leaders for many years. The Board looks forward to gaining their perspectives on the important initiatives we are advancing as we advocate for our industry in this especially important time.”

Mr. McClelland became Ribbon’s CEO in March of 2020 and is a technical business leader with a proven history of developing and growing sustainable businesses through technology and business cycles. Before joining Ribbon, Mr. McClelland was CEO at ARRIS and led its sale to CommScope, where he served as COO.

“I’m very excited to join the TIA Board of Directors and help drive our industry forward,” said Mr. McClelland, “We face both tremendous opportunities and many challenges; TIA and its members are well positioned to provide the global leadership required to capitalize on these opportunities and address the challenges head-on.”

Mr. Vogt joined DZS as President and CEO in August 2020, bringing two decades of experience as a CEO and over 35 years of professional experience in executing visionary innovation and strategies that resulted in unprecedented growth and profitability in communications markets. Prior to DZS, Mr. Vogt was president and CEO of four companies that have played key roles in transforming the communications and media distributions industries: ATX Networks, Imagine Communications, GENBAND (now Ribbon Communications), and Taqua.

“I am honored to assume a seat on the TIA Board of Directors,” said Mr. Vogt. “TIA and their members are on the forefront of tackling key issues for our industry. The world is rapidly moving towards hyper-connectivity, and communications and broadband have become a new essential utility to all consumers and businesses. I am excited for the opportunity to help drive the efforts that will shape the future of the telecommunications industry.”


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About TIA

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents more than 400 global companies that enable high-speed communications networks and accelerate next-generation ICT innovation. Through leadership in U.S. and international advocacy, technology programs, standards development, and business performance solutions, TIA and its members are accelerating global connectivity across every industry and market. TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).