Optical fibre maker HFCL Limited (HFCL) has announced its expansion plans, and has appointed two industry veterans to spearhead its growth plans.
HFCL is one of the leading player in Optical Fibre and Cable Business in India with significant manufacturing capacity and deploying the largest telecom networks in India, is looking to expand in US and Netherlands, the company said. With an aim to garner scale globally and substantially increase its international business, HFCL has on boarded Dr. Peter A Weimann as the CTO and Jochen Arms as the Vice President – Sales (DACH Europe) for the Optical Fiber & Cable (OFC) business. It also has business presence in over 30 countries globally.
“HFCL is a leading technology enterprise in India manufacturing a range of products in optical fibre cable (“OFC”), optical fibre, cable accessories and telecom equipment, and is also one of the largest integrated telecom network providers in India. We are excited to welcome Dr. Peter Weimann and Jochen Arms as members of our global leadership team to provide further impetus to our international business. With their addition and our new investments in product development, HFCL is geared up to capitalise on the upcoming growth opportunity in the decade of digital transformation that we are seeing across industry verticals. We will move one step closer towards our mission to provide cost effective, futuristic end-to-end telecom solutions to our customers globally,” said Mahendra Nahata, Managing Director, HFCL.
Jochen Arms will be the Vice President – Sales for the European DACH Region and lead the sales and business development for HFCL Group’s Optical Fiber and Cable products across industry segments for the region. Arms has held several sales leadership positions for industry leading companies such as Prysmian, Corning and Fujikura. He is also a member of the FTTH council in Brussels, and of the Market Intelligence Committee. A linguist who speaks multiple European languages, Arms has addressed several conferences and forums on Broadband and Telecom industries, the company said.
“Recently, HFCL has made many technical advances in Optical Fiber and Cable development and is making significant investments to build the product development infrastructure. I am excited to join the HFCL team and lead the product development efforts in the OFC business,” said Jochen Arms, Vice President – Sales for OFC Business (DACH region, Europe), HFCL.
With more than two decades of technology experience and holder of multiple patents and recipient of technology awards, Dr. Peter A Weimann will be the CTO for the Optical Fibre and Cable Business of HFCL Group. Dr Weimann has led development activities for multiple cable products from design to manufacture, fibre qualification and evaluation, material specifications for new products and applications and brought to market latest technologies in optical fibre cables for varied applications. Dr. Weimann is a Ph.D. from University of Minnesota and has a BS in Engineering from University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining HFCL, Dr. Weimann was the Director of Optical Cable R&D for OFS Fitel LLC. In his charter as the CTO, Dr. Weimann will lead HFCL’s global foray into new generation OFC products across different industry applications.
“HFCL already is a pan-Europe player in the OFC business and has very ambitious plans to grow the business and expand into all new areas of Optical Fiber and Cable. I am excited to lead the Sales and Business development efforts of HFCL in the Europe region,” said Dr. Peter Weimann, CTO for OFC Business, HFCL.