Aepona Opens Denver Office, Hires CEO

Irish telecommunications software developer Aepona announced Thursday that it has created a U.S.-based subsidiary, Aepona Inc., and based it in Denver. Aepona said the expansion comes on the heels of recent wins for its Telecom Web Services product with Tier 1 operators in the United States and Canada. Aepona also reported that it has hired Al Snyder as chief executive officer. Snyder, a former CEO at Carrier Access and one-time COO at Openwave, has served as a non-executive director for Aepona since May 2006. He succeeds interim CEO Brian Caulfield. Headquartered in Belfast, Aepona said it plans to hire more people in North America to support its growth strategy.