Zoom Telephonics Hires New VP Engineering, Richard Kumpf,
Formerly of Agilent Technologies
MA, August 30th, 2000 -- Zoom Telephonics Inc. (Nasdaq:
announced today that Richard E. Kumpf has joined Zoom as Vice
President of Engineering.
Zoom Telephonics, a communications
leader since 1977, designs, produces and markets dial-up,
cable and DSL modems, as well as wireless LAN products, home
phoneline networking devices, and other data communication
products under the Zoom and Hayes brand names.
Kumpf joins Zoom from Agilent Technologies. Most recently
he was General Manager for their Cable Test Products group,
which provided test equipment for cable service providers.
For 5 years prior to that he was the R&D manager for telecommunications
test equipment used by network equipment managers and telecom
service providers, including cable and DSL broadband access
service providers. Prior to that, Mr. Kumpf served as a Director
of engineering for several key groups within Motorola's Codex
division, and was responsible for the development of leased-line
and dial-up modem products. He has also played a leadership
role in several successful Silicon Valley high-tech startup
Mr. Kumpf has a BSEE from Northeastern
University in Boston and an MSEE from Washington University
in St. Louis.
"We are very pleased to have Richard
leading Zoom's engineering team," said Frank Manning,
Zoom's President and CEO. "Richard's product experience
is a great fit with our focus on Internet access. He brings
to Zoom the product vision, business experience, and people
skills needed to meet the opportunities and challenges of
broadband and beyond."
About Zoom Telephonics
Zoom Telephonics, a communications leader since 1977, designs,
produces and markets dial-up modems, cable and ADSL modems,
wireless LAN products, home phoneline networking devices,
and other data communication products under the Zoom, Hayes
and Global Village brands. Zoom products are available in
over 3000 of the highest volume computer retailers in the
USA and over 5000 retail outlets worldwide.