INDUSTRY NEWS: posted 9 October 2018

Media Release - Excel Networking Solutions has this week announced that it has appointed Paul Mills as their new Director of Sales for North America.  

Additonally, Paul is also to become APOLAN Chairman to continue to share his expertise to further generate market opportunity for fibre-based networks in the American market.

Before joining the Excel team, Paul held management positions with 3M, Anixter and other prominent infrastructure and networking companies. Bringing more than 20 years of experience in the converged IP industry, his seasoned leadership skills and technical aptitude coupled with an in-depth knowledge of business development expertise makes him an adaptable and innovative management professional. It is this experience that has provided a platform for Paul to take on a board member leadership position with APOLAN.  This particular role will commence in February 2019.

APOLAN - the Association for Passive Optical LAN - is a non-profit organisation that is driving adoption and educating the market about the technical and economic advantages of passive optical LAN technology. Through its membership, which is comprised of manufacturers, distributors, integrators and consulting companies actively involved in the marketplace, the Association helps designers, engineers, architects, building owners, CIOs and IT departments implement and successfully use Passive Optical LAN. 

Talking about his position on the board, Paul commented, “APOLAN has long been an advocate for promoting the growth and awareness of POL and I am thoroughly enjoying being a part of the team.  It is an honour to be offered the APOLAN Chairman position, and I endeavour to rise to the challenge in this fast-moving market. The global passive optical network market is experiencing an intense growth in the industry and this is anticipated to rise in the coming years.”

Discussing Excel Networking Solutions and GPON, Paul concluded, “Excel’s product range is continually evolving to adopt the latest in technological innovations, and I am excited to be at the heart of discussions surrounding GPON, a market that is expected to increase from 8 billion USD to 40 billion USD by 2024. It will be interesting to see the market developments, and to be able to contribute to discussions through APOLAN.”

Background Information:

Excel is a world-class premium performing end-to-end infrastructure solution – designed, manufactured, supported and delivered – without compromise.

Excel is driven by a team of industry experts, ensuring the latest innovation and manufacturing capabilities are implemented to surpass quality and performance standards, technical compliance and excellence.

Excel structured cabling products constitute an end-to-end solution where performance and ease of installation are prerequisites. With an emphasis on compatibility and standards compliance ‘from cable to rack’, reliability and product availability, Excel is the complete trusted solution. Since the brand was conceived in 1997, Excel has enjoyed formidable growth.

The meteoric rise of the brand reflects a growing demand throughout EMEA for a reliable, standards-compliant, readily available, structured cabling and rack system. Excel is able to deliver this mix as a result of strict European quality assurance and a growing base of distributors and integrators across EMEA, which combine to make the brand an increasingly viable option. With a focus on independent testing and a full 25 year product and application warranty, when installed by an authorised Excel Partner, it’s easy to see why this is the system of choice in many government, education, and commercial installations.

Excel has won the following industry awards:

  • Intelligent CIO 2016 - Cabling Vendor of the Year for the Middle East 
  • Network Computing 2016 – Cabling Supplier of the Year
  • Network Computing 2015 – Cabling Supplier of the Year
  • Network Computing 2014 – Cabling Supplier of the Year
  • Network Computing 2013 – Cabling Supplier of the Year
  • Network Computing 2012 – Cabling Supplier of the Year
  • Network Computing 2011 – Cabling Supplier of the Year
  • Comms Expo 2012 – Manufacturer of the Year

For further information, please visit www.excel-networking.com or contact Rebecca Bishop, Marketing Communications Executive, on +44 (0) 121 326 2278 or via email at rebeccab@excel-networking.com

Alternatively, please contact the team on +44 (0) 121 326 7557 or email sales@excel-networking.com

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