Extreme Networks names new board chair

Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) said it has appointed John Kispert to chairman of the board of directors, effective Aug. 25, 2015.

Kispert has served as a member of the board for the previous six years, and with a unanimous decision, will now assume the role of lead independent director.

Kispert is a veteran executive with more than 25 years of management experience across high technology companies, including Spansion, KLA-Tencor and IBM. Most recently, Kispert was the CEO and president of Spansion, where he led the company´s highly successful turnaround out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy into a profitable, growing company, which paved the way for a merger with Cypress Semiconductor earlier this year that delivered triple-digit shareholder returns.

Extreme Networks is a software and services-led networking solutions´ company committed to solving IT´s toughest networking challenges. Extreme Networks is headquartered in San Jose, CA with more than 14,000 customers in over 80 countries.