Service assurance vendor, Spirent Communications announced the appointment of Eric Updyke as CEO-designate of the Company, taking over from Eric Hutchinson who is retiring after 37 years of employment with the Group.
Eric Updyke has extensive experience in international business management with a strong technical understanding of the markets, said Spirent in a statement. He has worked in various sections of the industry over the last 30 years and has led transformative growth programmes on a global scale.
Most recently, Eric was on the Executive Management team of Amdocs reporting directly to the CEO. In his capacity as Group President, Services at Amdocs he had global responsibility for the entire Managed Services, Testing and SI businesses. This business encompassed 10,000 employees and roughly $2 billion in revenue. Prior to that role, Eric was Division President for North America at Amdocs where he managed a $1 billion P&L and was responsible for the relationship with North American communications service providers.
Prior to his time at Amdocs, he held executive roles at Nokia Siemens Networks and AT&T. Eric has an MBA in Finance and a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.