128 Technology Company Overview
128 Technology makes your network do what your business needs, by changing the way networks work. Our professional grade software teaches routers the language of applications and services, letting them understand the requirements of individual services and segments, and adapt the network dynamically to deliver what the business needs, when and where it needs it. We make routers Session Smart™, enabling enterprise customers and service providers to create a service-centric fabric that's more simple, agile, and secure, delivering better performance at a lower cost.
Jobs at 128 Technology
Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Andrew Ory, one of the co-founders of 128 Technology, has served as the company’s Chief Executive Officer and board member since inception. Prior to 128 Technology, Andrew co-founded Acme Packet in August 2000 and served as its Chief Executive Officer and President until Acme Packet’s acquisition in 2013. Andrew also founded Priority Call Management and served as its Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. Andrew holds a B.A. from Harvard University.
Founder, Chief Operating Officer
Patrick MeLampy, one of the co-founders of 128 Technology, has served as the company’s Chief Operating Officer and director since inception. With Andrew, Patrick co-founded Acme Packet Inc. and served as its Chief Technology Officer since August 2000. Patrick has nearly 15 years of communications engineering experience. He served as Vice President of Engineering of Priority Call Management since 1989. At PCM, Patrick developed and supported PCM's network telecommunications products and grew the engineering team from two to 75 members. He has developed intellectual property portfolios at PCM, LHS PCM, and Acme Packet. He has accumulated 26 patents of which twenty four have been issued and 2 are pending. Patrick holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from Boston University.
Founder, Vice President of Product Management
Prashant Kumar, one of the co-founders of 128 Technology, is currently serving as a Vice President of Product Management. Prashant has more than 20 years of experience in product management and product development and deep knowledge of building solutions for data communication market. Prior to starting 128 Technology , Prashant served as Vice President of Technology in the CTO office at Acme Packet responsible for successfully launching and creating products in the NFV, OTT, WebRTC and Security market segments. Prior to Acme Packet, Prashant was a Project Lead and Architect at Bay Networks/Nortel Networks Inc. Prashant holds/filed for several Patents and has a MBA and Masters of Computer Science degree from Boston University.
Founder, Vice President of Engineering
Michael Baj, one the of the co-founders of 128 Technology, has served as the company’s Vice President of Engineering and board member since inception. As Architect at Acme Packet, Michael transformed the product to be highly scalable and programmable. Michael brings his leadership and experience in distributed systems to 128 Technology. He has accumulated 13 patents of which five have been issued and seven are pending. Michael holds a B.S. in Computer Systems Engineering and Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Founder, Vice President of Architecture
Founder, Chief Architect
Bob Penfield, one of the co-founders of 128 Technology, has served as the company's Chief Architect since inception. Bob has over 35 years of software development experience, including 28 years in the communications industry. Bob previously served as the Chief Software Architect at Acme Packet (2000-2014) and the Chief Software Architect at Priority Call Management (1992-2000). Bob has accumulated 26 issued patents (Boston Technology, PCM, LHS and Acme Packet) and 5 pending patents (128 Technology). Bob holds a B.S. Degree in Meteorology from the University of Lowell (now UMass Lowell).
Founder, Vice President of Technology
Vice President, Sales
Timothy Ziemer has served as the Worldwide Vice President of Sales since October 2014. Prior to 128 Technology, Timothy served as Group Vice President at Oracle responsible for Global Sales of the Acme Packet portfolio. Prior to Oracle, from 2002 to 2013, Timothy held leadership positions at Acme Packet. While serving as Vice President of Sales North America, sales grew from inception in 2002 to more than $140M over 8 years. In 2011 Timothy also assumed management for the Asia Pacific region. During his tenure, Timothy built and lead the Sales and Sales Engineering organization that helped secure dominant market leadership in the SBC category. Previous to Acme Packet, Timothy held Sr. Sales Director positions at Aravox Technologies and Lucent Technologies. Timothy holds a B.A. from the University of Saint Thomas.
Vice President, Product Management & Product Marketing
Kevin Klett has served as the Vice President of Product & Strategy since January 2015. Kevin has broad experience in the communications and networking industry spanning 20 years and roles including product management, marketing, development, systems/sales engineering and professional services. Prior to 128 Technology, Kevin served for 14 years as Vice President of Product Management at Acme Packet (acquired by Oracle in 2013). At Acme Packet/Oracle, Kevin led the product management team responsible for shepherding the Session Border Control and Session Aware Networking portfolio from introduction to becoming a global market share-leading portfolio. Prior to Acme Packet, Kevin served as Vice President of Corporate Systems Engineering at Lucent Technologies/OPENet Division (formerly Excel Switching). Kevin joined Excel Switching in 1995. Kevin holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering-Telecommunications from the University of Connecticut.
Sue Graham Johnston
128 Technology announced the appointment of Susan Graham Johnston as President in September of 2017. With more than 20 years of management, engineering and enterprise technology experience, Graham Johnston is responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the business, driving global adoption of the 128T Networking Platform.
Prior to joining 128 Technology, Graham Johnston was managing director of British Oxygen Company, running the UK, Ireland and sub-Saharan Africa region of the Linde Group. At Linde, she drove rapid transformation of the business through deployment of digital capabilities such as IoT, cloud services, process automation and analytics.