Ron has over 30 years of experience in product management and marketing positions in the telecom industry. Prior to Huawei, Mr. Raffensperger was Senior Vice President of Marketing for Sylantro Systems, a U.S.-based provider of advanced voice applications. Mr. Raffensperger has held senior positions at Network Focus, Siemens, ROLM/ IBM, Telebit Corporation and General Telephone. He was also vice president, Marketing at Objectivity (a leading provider of object-oriented databases) and vice president, Sales and Services at Upshot (the first web-based CRM application provider -- purchased by Siebel). Ron earned a BSEE from Iowa State University and attended the MBA program at Santa Clara University.