Digium Names David Deaton Vice President of Engineering

Digium, the Asterisk company, appointed telecom industry veteran David Deaton as vice president of engineering.

As vice president of engineering, Deaton will oversee the development of new Digium products, building upon the success of AsteriskNOW and Asterisk Business Edition.

Deaton brings 16 years of experience in the telecommunication and technology industries, including as CEO of Teracruz, a database acceleration and security provider. Deaton also served as director of engineering for the Broadband Systems Division of Nokia, where he oversaw the development of DSL products worldwide. Previously, Deaton held multiple engineering management positions at ADTRAN, where he had responsibility for the development of telecommunication products for enterprise customers.

Deaton holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Mississippi State University and multiple patents related to the design of telecommunication equipment.

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