ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill., Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cambium Networks™, a leading provider of IP wireless broadband access and transport solutions, today announced the appointment of Atul Bhatnagar, a distinguished executive with transformational experience at growing technology businesses, as the company's new president and chief executive officer (CEO). Bhatnagar will also join the company's board of directors.
Rob Amen, a managing director at Vector Capital and member of Cambium's board of directors said, "Atul is a seasoned technology executive with unparalleled strategic and operational leadership experience. We believe his industry expertise, operational acumen and relentless dedication to innovation will allow Cambium to accelerate growth and continue its long history of delivering the industry's most novel products to the wireless broadband market. We are excited to welcome Atul to Cambium and look forward to working with him."
Bhatnagar has extensive experience leading innovative high-growth global wireless businesses and has an exceptional track record of accelerating new product development. Bhatnagar spent more than four years as president and CEO of Ixia Communications (NASDAQ: XXIA). At Ixia, he was responsible for the development and execution of the company's wired and wireless convergence strategy, which further solidified Ixia's position as a world leader in converged IP services testing solutions. During his tenure at Ixia, Bhatnagar doubled revenues to $350 million and increased the market value of Ixia from $400 million to more than $1 billion.
Earlier in his career, Bhatnagar worked for Divitas Networks, Nortel, HP and Tektronix in a wide range of positions. Bhatnagar received his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science and his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of New Mexico."I'm excited to join Cambium Networks and humbled to be part of a legacy that has transformed the wireless communications industry," said Bhatnagar. "Cambium is uniquely positioned to take advantage of vast market opportunities and I look forward to working with this talented team to continue to build upon the company's momentum as a standalone entity."