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Brian Protiva, Vice Chairman

Brian Protiva is Vice Chairman of the Board of Adtran Holdings.  He co-founded ADVA in 1994. Under his leadership, ADVA advanced to become one of the top players in metro wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) worldwide and a global market leader in Ethernet access devices. Prior to leading ADVA, Brian was managing director at AMS Technologies (now the EGORA group), which he joined in 1987 and where he focused on co-managing its subsidiaries. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.