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Foundry Networks Appoints Celeste Volz Ford To Its Board Of Directors


Foundry Networks(r), Inc. (Nasdaq:FDRY), a performance and total solutions leader for end-to-end switching and routing, today announced the appointment of Celeste Volz Ford, founder and CEO for Stellar Solutions, Inc., to its Board of Directors.

“We are honored to have Celeste Volz Ford serve on our Board of Directors,” said Bobby Johnson, president and CEO for Foundry Networks. “Celeste is a seasoned leader and a 25-year veteran of the aerospace and engineering services industry. Her extensive experience in the U.S. Federal Government sector complements Foundry’s strong Federal vertical market presence. This, along with her strong financial background, makes Celeste an important asset to Foundry’s Board.”

Ms. Ford is the founder and CEO of Stellar Solutions, Inc., and has received extensive recognition in her field, having served on congressional commissions in the aerospace industry, as well as on panels focusing on entrepreneurship and women in business. Her career progressed through positions of increasing responsibility preparing her for the key leadership position she holds today. Ms. Ford began her career as a guidance and control engineer for COMSAT (Communications Satellite Corporation) in 1978. She left COMSAT to become a project manager at the Aerospace Corporation, where her work with NASA on the Space Shuttle led to the recognition of “Woman of the Year” in 1984. Ms. Ford then joined Scitor Corporation where she successfully started and grew a satellite launch business area. Ms. Ford holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Stanford University.


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