HFCL Limited, an integrated next-gen communication product and solution provider has announced the appointment of two industry veterans in its two recently incorporated wholly-owned subsidiaries in the USA and the Netherlands to support its international presence and unleash non-linear growth for the Company in the global markets.
HFCL has a business presence in over 30 countries across the globe. With an aim to garner scale globally and substantially increase its international business, HFCL has onboarded Peter A Weimann as the CTO and Jochen Arms as the Vice President – Sales (DACH Europe) for the Optical Fiber & Cable (OFC) business.
With more than two decades of technology experience and holder of multiple patents and recipient of technology awards, Peter A Weimann will be the CTO for the Optical Fibre and Cable Business of HFCL Group. Weimann has led development activities for multiple cable products from design to manufacture, fibre qualification and evaluation, material specifications for new products and applications and brought to market the latest technologies in optical fiber cables for varied applications. Weimann is a PhD from the University of Minnesota and has a BS in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining HFCL, Weimann was the Director of Optical Cable R&D for OFS Fitel LLC. In his charter as the CTO, Weimann will lead HFCL’s global foray into new generation OFC products across different industry applications.
Jochen Arms will be the Vice President – Sales for the European DACH Region and lead the sales and business development for HFCL Group’s Optical Fiber and Cable products across industry segments for the region. Arms have held several sales leadership positions for industry-leading companies such as Prysmian, Corning and Fujikura. He is also a member of the FTTH Council in Brussels, and of the Market Intelligence Committee. A linguist who speaks multiple European languages, Arms has addressed several conferences and forums on the Broadband and Telecom industries.
Reflecting on strengthening the global leadership team, Mahendra Nahata, Managing Director, HFCL said, “We are excited to welcome Peter Weimann and Jochen Arms as members of our global leadership team to provide further impetus to our international business. With their addition and our new investments in product development, HFCL is geared up to capitalise on the upcoming growth opportunity in the decade of digital transformation that we are seeing across industry verticals. We will move one step closer towards our mission to provide cost-effective, futuristic end-to-end telecom solutions to our customers globally.”