Morgan Samuels Places Andrew Fruhling at Ixia
June 14, 2013 – Leading human capital consulting firm Morgan Samuels has announced the placement of Andrew Fruhling as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Product Development at Ixia. Morgan Samuels provides innovative and strategic services focused on identifying, attracting, and retaining top executive talent. “Andy brings significant industry knowledge and relevant experience to this key position and will add to Ixia’s high growth and profitability potential,” said Martin Hewett, Senior Client Partner and Technology Practice Leader, who led this search on behalf of Morgan Samuels for Ixia.
Ixia provides the communications industry’s most comprehensive IP services testing solutions. The Vice President and General Manager position was open due to the promotion of Victor Alston to President and CEO. Mr. Fruhling assumes one of the company’s senior leadership positions, reporting directly to Mr. Alston. Ixia has a market capitalization of $802 million and took in estimated revenues of $353 million in 2012. The Vice President/General Manager’s mission is to double Ixia’s pre-deployment business growth rate during the next three years.
Mr. Fruhling was most recently the Vice President of Software Development at Oracle Communications, serving with the company since 2006. He earned Bachelor’s Degrees in Business Analysis and Management, specializing in Project/Systems Management, from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. He also earned a Master’s Degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Texas at Dallas. “In keeping with Ixia’s business philosophy, we strove to find an outstanding executive for this role and everyone is pleased that Andy was able to join Vic’s team,” said Mr. Hewett.