Dr. Simler named CEO of Scopus Video Networks

Scopus Video Networks, a provider of digital video networking products, has appointed Dr. Yaron Simler as Chief Executive Officer. The appointment is part of a succession plan that was announced in the company’s filings for its December 2005 IPO, and became effective commencing Jan. 1, 2007. Dr. Simler will continue to serve as a member of Scopus’ board of directors.

Dr. Simler succeeds David Mahlab, who co-founded and led Scopus through its first decade. Mr. Mahlab has been appointed as an active Chairman of the Board. Former Chairman, Yoel Gat, will remain a member of Scopus’ board of directors.

“I am excited about Yaron’s vision for Scopus and the industry, and I am proud to know that he will be taking Scopus even higher and farther,” said Mahlab. “Yaron’s immense knowledge and expertise in all aspects of the industry coupled with his acute business sense have enhanced Scopus Americas’ growth. His intimate familiarity with the American and worldwide markets makes him the right person to lead our team into the future.”

“It has been a tremendous privilege to work alongside David,” said Simler. “David has made immeasurable contributions to the company from its founding all the way through to it becoming publicly traded. He has positioned Scopus as a key provider of content delivery and processing solutions and created tremendous promise. I am honored to be chosen to lead the company after David and would like to thank him for his wonderful work. We are all looking forward to serving with him as our new Chairman.”

Since August 2005, Dr. Simler has served as Scopus’ president. Previously he was president of Harmonic’s Convergent Systems Division (CSD). Dr. Simler received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.