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Dieter Will

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Dieter Will

VP, business development, enterprise

Dieter is responsible for unifying the company’s business development initiatives. He has helped the company penetrate key carrier and enterprise accounts as well as secure critical sales and joint development partnerships that have fed the company’s strong growth. He has also helped push the adoption of state-of-the-art technologies.


Dieter joined ADVA Optical Networking in 1998 and has more than 30 years of telecommunications-industry experience. He has held R&D and executive management positions with AT&T Bell Labs, Philips Kommunikations Industrie AG, Siemens AG and Vebacom. He has been involved in a range of initiatives, such as developing the first fiber-optic cable to span the Atlantic Ocean.


Dieter holds a degree in communications and electrical engineering from the Fachhochschule Rüsselsheim in Germany. He was also granted a prestigious Fulbright scholarship to extend his studies in electrical engineering and telecommunications as a graduate student at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in New Jersey, USA.

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