Technology >> CEO Interviews >> January 10, 2000

Gerard B. Moersdorf Jr. – Applied Innovation Inc (ainn)

GERARD B. MOERSDORF, JR., Founder, Chairman, President and CEO brings more than 25 years of telecommunications technology and management experience to the customers of Applied Innovation Inc. His visionary approach to telecommunications protocol mediation was the guiding force behind the development of the AI product line. Beyond the technical aspects of the company's products, Applied Innovation's approach to customer service is a direct reflection of Mr. Moersdorf's philosophy of providing individual attention to each customer's unique requirements. Applied Innovation's AI Switch product line and range of services streamline the network management process and allow telecommunications service providers to compete by concentrating on rapid test and turn up of service to their customers. Mr. Moersdorf is equally successful at growing a business as he is at product development. He was named the Ernst & Young Regional Entrepreneur of the Year in 1993. Prior to founding Applied Innovation, Mr. Moersdorf founded and established Software Results Corporation, in Columbus, Ohio, in 1975. Software Results designed and manufactured high-speed DEC to IBM data communications products and was a consultant to ITT North Electric Division in its development of the 1210 voice switch. Mr. Moersdorf, an industry visionary, has written several articles on telecommunications which have been published in technology trade magazines. Profile
TWST: Could you begin by giving us a brief overview of Applied

Innovation, Inc.? Then tell us what you see as your business and company


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