Chief Technology Officer (CTO), born in 1968
Christoph Glingener became Adtran’s CTO in January 2023 following the company’s merger with ADVA. Christoph assumed responsibility for Adtran’s global R&D, technology and strategy, and product activities. Previously, he was ADVA’s CTO and led the company’s product management and advanced technology teams. Christoph focused on streamlining ADVA’s technology portfolio, defining the product strategy, and building the group’s standing as a global innovator in optical networking. Strategic partnerships and mergers and acquisitions were an integral part of this strategy.
Christoph’s role at Adtran builds on a long and successful industry career with experience gained in both academic and corporate roles, including leading positions at Marconi Communications (now Ericsson) and Siemens Communications (now Infinera).
Chief Financial Officer (CFO), born in 1973