NAMES JON SHERBURNE AS VICE PRESIDENT OF WORLDWIDE SALES
Former Maker and VLSI
Executive Brings 20 Years Experience in Domestic and International Sales
FREMONT, Calif., September 21, 1999 - Centillium Communications
Corporation today announced that Jon Sherburne has joined the company
as Vice President of Worldwide Sales effective September 13, 1999. Prior
to joining Centillium, Sherburne was Vice President of Worldwide Sales
at Maker Communications, Inc.
Sherburne will oversee Centillium's worldwide sales efforts, including
marketplace development, strategic account growth, and distribution
management. He will develop strategies for identifying, penetrating,
and managing OEM and direct accounts. He will also grow Centillium's
sales organization, expanding sales offices (in Europe, U.S., and Southeast
Asia) and hiring and training key sales personnel. Sherburne will report
directly to Centillium President and CEO A. Travis White.
"Jon has proven track record of winning designs with major data
communications and telecommunications equipment vendors," said
A. Travis White, President and CEO of Centillium. "With his wealth
of experience in growing sales teams at young companies like Maker,
as well as growing business at established companies like VLSI and AMD,
we believe he will be instrumental in developing Centillium's sales
group into a mature organization with a solid infrastructure."
Sherburne Brings Experience
in Domestic and International Sales/Marketing
joins Centillium after spending the last two years with Maker Communications,
a manufacturer of semiconductor ICs for communications equipment. At
Maker, Sherburne won over 30 designs with major telecom/datacom companies,
including 3Com, Alcatel, Ascend, Cisco, Lucent, Nortel, and Siemens.
Prior to Maker, Sherburne spent nine years with VLSI Technology in various
positions, including Director of Apple Worldwide Sales, Vice President
of North American Computer and Government Sales and Technology Centers,
and Vice President of Western U.S. Sales and Technology Centers. Prior
to VLSI, Sherburne held various management and engineering positions
at Advanced Micro Devices and Texas Instruments.
"It's always exciting to join a fast growing company like Centillium,"
said Sherburne. "Centillium is well positioned to benefit from
the explosive growth of data communications and the Internet, and the
company really understands the multifaceted challenges facing equipment
manufacturers. I look forward to the challenge of building a sales organization
that can take Centillium to the next level."
About Centillium Communications
Communications, Inc. is a communication solutions company dedicated
to delivering high-speed Internet access to bandwidth-hungry businesses
and consumers. The company designs and markets Digital Subscriber Line
(DSL) chipset solutions for central office equipment, DLC line cards,
and customer premises equipment. Centillium's chipset family is the
industry's highest port density, lowest power dissipation solution available
to networking equipment manufacturers today. Additional information
is available at http://www.centillium.com.
Communications, Inc. CopperLite is a trademark of Centillium Technology
Corp. All other products or service names mentioned herein are the property
of their respective owners.