CEO and chairman of the board
VP, application and solution management
Stephan Neidlinger plays a crucial role in promoting and shaping Adtran’s innovative portfolio of open connectivity solutions. As VP of application and solution management, Stephan is responsible for creating and managing Adtran’s solutions, positioning them effectively in the marketplace and developing the company’s position as an industry leader. Before joining Adtran, Stephan worked at ADVA, promoting and shaping the company’s product line. Stephan is one of the founding members of the WDM PON Forum and a member of CableLabs’ working groups.
Stephan has acquired extensive telecommunications experience, spending 16 years at Siemens (now part of Nokia), where he held several research, development, business and product line management positions. He worked extensively on developing a range of networking technologies, including fiber-in-the-loop, hybrid fiber coax, twisted pair, metro and backbone DWDM systems and passive optical networks. Stephan earned a master’s and a doctorate in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Munich, Germany, where he researched coherent optical transmission systems.
CTO, EMEA and APAC regions
SVP, technology and strategy
SVP, marketing and corporate communications
SVP, advanced technology, standards and IPR
SVP and GM, Edge Cloud
VP and GM, Adtran Infrastructure Monitoring
Senior director, global business development and mobile solution strategy
Senior director, global sustainability
General manager, residential solutions product unit
Director, system architecture
Senior director public relations and digital marketing
Manager, solutions marketing