Technology >> CEO Interviews >> August 9, 2001

John Peeler – Acterna Corporation (actr)

John Peeler is president of Acterna Corporation and a member of the company's Board of Directors. He is also President and CEO of Acterna's communications test and management business, which represents 90% of the company's sales. Mr. Peeler has a 23-year history in the communications industry, and 21 consecutive years of experience in communications testing. Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Peeler was President and CEO of TTC. Before his promotion to that position in 1992, Mr. Peeler was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of TTC. Earlier he was Division President for TTC's T-BERD family of test instruments. Mr. Peeler began his communications career in engineering in 1977 as a systems design engineer for the predecessor company of today's Hughes Network Systems. Mr. Peeler earned a bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and graduated with high distinction from the University of Virginia. He received the Virginia Governor's Fellowship and subsequently earned a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, also from the University of Virginia, and with high distinction. Profile
TWST: Could you discuss the evolution and history of Acterna?

Mr. Peeler: Acterna is the largest provider of test and management

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