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Glimmerglass Networks Welcomes Lieutenant General Michael Maples to Strategic Advisory Board

Distinguished U.S. Army Veteran and Former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency Brings Wealth of Insights to Glimmerglass Networks

(PresseBox) (Wessling, ) Glimmerglass Networks, the leading supplier of intelligent optical layer management solutions, today announced that distinguished U.S. Army Lieutenant General (Retired) Michael Maples, former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, has joined its strategic advisory board, effective immediately. The strategic advisory board includes Frank Dzubeck, Michael Frankel, Tom Kelley and Martin Zimmerman.

“General Maples is one of the leading voices in defense intelligence, and his work for the U.S. Army and as Director of Defense Intelligence is unrivaled,” said Robert Lundy, CEO of Glimmerglass. “There are few individuals who understand intelligence requirements and opportunities better than General Maples. His strategic view further strengthens our advisory board as we continue to invest in and expand our defense, intelligence and law enforcement agency business. We are honored to have him on our board of advisors and look forward to ongoing collaboration.”

Lieutenant General (LTG) Maples served as the 16th Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) from 2005 to 2009. In this role, he was the primary military intelligence advisor to the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff. During that time he also commanded the Joint Functional Component Command for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (JFCC-ISR) for the United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM). Before that, LTG General Maples served as the Vice Director of the Joint Staff.

“Glimmerglass breakthroughs in optical signal management technology are transforming intelligence gathering and distribution capabilities,” said General Maples. “I’m pleased to join the company’s advisory board and participate in the pioneering work Glimmerglass is doing to remotely and instantly enable the configuration of optical paths for mission critical entities and applications. Now that the world is ringed in fiber, and bandwidth requirements and capacity are growing daily, Glimmerglass optical innovations are central to the success of intelligence and defense initiatives.”

About Glimmerglass Networks
Glimmerglass Networks is the leading supplier of intelligent optical layer management solutions. Customers worldwide deploy Glimmerglass purely optical, photonic switching systems to rapidly and remotely create, monitor, and reconfigure optical paths in networks supporting intelligence and defense agencies, telecommunications service providers, lawful interception, data centers and cloud computing. Glimmerglass systems enable customers to remotely manage optical networks in real time, reducing OPEX, enabling faster time-to-service and increasing network availability while providing investment protection. For further information, please visit

Laser 2000 GmbH

Since 1986 Laser 2000 is a supplier of high technology in the field of lasers, micromachining equipment, optics, and fiber optic equipment. Our products are designed to meet the challenges of both research and industrial production as well as your actual or future requirements of your applications.

Laser 2000 is headquartered in Munich, Germany and operates local offices in all major business areas of the European market. In order to support your application we deliver top-level service and products and meet the highest standard of quality. With an installed base of thousands of applications around the world, Laser 2000 has shown the ability to provide onsite-support in time.

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