Management Team

  • George Tchaparian President and Chief Executive Officer

    George is a seasoned technology executive who brings more than 30 years of industry experience to Edgecore Networks Corporation's networking business. George is also the GM for Accton Group's Open Networking Business and the Vice Chair of Open Compute Project (OCP) Taiwan.  Prior to leading Edgecore Networks, George served as SVP of R&D for Accton Technology Corporation. Under his management, Accton established leadership in the open networking industry, developing the first OCP networking products and establishing partnerships with industry leading network operators, open software visionaries, and silicon leaders. In 2018, George was recognized as the top 50 influencer for edge computing. George also held many senior management positions at Hewlett –Packard Corporation for more than 25 years, leading HP R&D, Mfg. and BD teams and establishing HP overseas R&D design centers.  George holds a Master Degree in Management of Technology / MBA from Leigh University, where he also completed the HP-sponsored Executive Leadership / GM two year program.


  • Loren Staley Chief Technology Officer

    Loren is a multi-discipline technologist and product champion that brings more than 30+ years of industry experience to Edgecore Networks product offering. Prior to this role, Loren was with Accton Technology Corporation as Data Center System Architect working to define and build highly reliable and cost effective products for the emerging Open Networking market. Loren's previous experience includes mainframe architecture and ECL design at Amdahl Corporation, and 31 years at Hewlett-Packard in various roles related to technology and product development for Business Critical Systems, based on architectures as diverse as HP3000, PA-RISC, X-86, EPIC, and Tandem Non-Stop. His server and storage background continues to inform product development in the transition to NFV and lends a fresh perspective on network products and the many IP switching architectures and ASICs coming into the market. Loren holds a Master Degree in Electrical Engineering(Integrated Circuits), from Stanford University, supplemented by Stanford Advanced Project Management coursework. While at Hewlett-Packard, he help establish R&D organizations in the USA and in Singapore.
  • Bill Burger Vice President, Business Development

    Bill is responsible for developing and managing relationships with Edgecore’s enterprise, telecom, and cloud services customers and with our technology partners.  As part of the Accton Group for 12 years, Bill managed Tier 1 ODM business relationships in the US, and then led the establishment of the company’s open networking business now operated by Edgecore.  Prior to Accton, Bill directed solutions marketing programs at McDATA Corporation, and led the enterprise network vendor Digital Networks as President.  Formerly, he held various roles in business and product management, driving growth in networking and telecommunications product lines at Cabletron Systems, Digital Equipment Corporation, and Bell Laboratories.  Bill has a  BS degree from M.I.T. and a MS degree from University of California, Berkeley.

  • Michael Lane Vice President, Business Development

    Michael is responsible for developing and managing relationships with Edgecore's hyperscale cloud and large enterprise customers. Michael is based in Seattle and joins the team with over 27 years data center deployment and operational experience starting with LAN, WAN and terrestrial network design and implementation for DuPont/Conoco. This led to his first "industry" role as a network architect role for Wellfleet Communications/Bay Networks. Over the 12 years at Microsoft, he was responsible for deploying MSN's first international data centers, then coordinating Microsoft's enterprise wired and wireless campus network deployments in Redmond, California and Australia, and finally leading a product management team for Microsoft Managed Solutions, aka Office 365.  For 8 years prior to Edgecore, Michael was at Amazon (AWS) responsible for networking new product introduction, which entailed managing vendors, suppliers, partners and internal resources in joint development programs for next generation, customized high-speed white box network switches, optical switching equipment, optical transceivers and cabling solutions used in the Amazon's data center and enterprise environments. Leveraging his customer perspective, technical background and industry associations, Michael will also be leading the development of the organization's optical strategy and key initiatives including optical co-packaging, transceiver qualification and co-branding.
  • Jeffrey D. Catlin Vice President of Technology

    Jeff is the Vice President of Technology at Edgecore Networks.  He is responsible for research and integration of technology into Edgecore's award winning Open Networking product portfolio.  Jeff is an industry recognized technology leader with more than 25 years of in-depth experience in the telecommunication industry with an extensive skill set for networking product architecture and deployment.  Prior to Edgecore Jeff was the Vice President of Engineering for Enablence Systems and led worldwide engineering teams to create successful product lines for access layer connectivity.  In addition, Jeff served as General Manager of Switching and Routing at Enterasys/Cabletron Systems leading engineering and marketing groups to successfully bring high volume, high revenue products to market.  Jeff continues to drive the Open Networking technology road map for Edgecore and in the process is transforming the networking landscape as a whole. 
  • Youngcor Shueh Vice President of Open Networking

    Youngcor Shueh is the Vice President of Open Networking at Edgecore Networks.  Youngcor has been working in Accton Group for more than 15 years with the in-depth experience to manage IT, Technical Support and product development.  The strong IT knowledge experience helps him to deliver what customers need and meet the customers' future requirement.  Most recently, he was Vice President of Data Product Management in LG-Ericsson USA.  He successfully introduced data networking product line into LG-Ericsson product line and to combine LG-Ericsson IP PBX system to enter into North America market, which brings 5 times bigger than IP PBX business. Youngcor has MBA degree from National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan. 
  • Michelle Shu Vice President of Channel Sales

    Michelle Shu is the Vice President of Channel Sales at Edgecore Networks. Prior to Edgecore Networks, Michelle worked at Wyse as a sales manager for Thin-Client cloud solution channel business in Asia. Then, she joined a tele-communication company, responsible for VoIP/IPPBX/WISP project. With her role as sales manager in Edgecore Networks, during the past six years, Michelle re-organized Europe and CIS sales regions, strategies and successfully won telecom tenders for L2 /L3 switch and education tenders for Wi-Fi AP. She also won key wireless controller businesses in the EMEA region. With her successful experiences of channel business and tender bids, Michelle not only and always completes her commitments to channel partners, but delivers what customers need with the added outlook to their future requirements, as well. 
  • Lucille Lu Marketing Director

    Lucille Lu is the Marketing Director at Edgecore Networks. Prior to Edgecore Networks, Lucille Lu was responsible for corporate marketing of Accton group, responsible for the corporate identify creation and communication for different subsidiary, including Arcadyan, AWB, and Matelligence.  With passion for brand business and marketing, Lucille Lu dedicates herself to renovating Edgecore Networks marketing, continuing to deliver the professional image and solution for Edgecore Network in global market. Prior, she worked for Acer/Wistron group for channel partner developing and marketing for Asia Pacific regions.

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