John McHugh was appointed to the Mitel board of directors on March 12, 2010. Mr. McHugh is an enterprise networking industry veteran with almost 30 years of related experience. Mr. McHugh is currently General Manager and Senior Vice President, Commercial Business Unit at NETGEAR, overseeing the development and delivery of networking and storage solutions for SMB customers.
Prior to his current role, Mr. McHugh was Chief Marketing Officer for Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. He also served as Vice President and General Manager of Nortel Networks Limited's Enterprise Network Solutions Business Unit and oversaw the restructuring and divestiture of that organization from Nortel. He served briefly as a consultative executive at Silver Lake Management, LLC, where he worked on technology and company evaluations. Mr. McHugh also had a 26-year career at Hewlett-Packard Co., where he held a variety of executive management positions, including Vice President and Worldwide General Manager of HP ProCurve. Mr. McHugh was responsible for global operations, sales, channels, marketing, research and development, strategic planning, and business development. Mr. McHugh holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.