Mark Pierpoint Appointed as President of Ixia Solutions Group and Senior Vice President of Keysight

Keysight has announced that Mark Pierpoint has been named senior vice president of Keysight, and president of the Ixia Solutions Group effective February 7, 2018. Pierpoint had been serving as acting president of Ixia Solutions Group since the previous president Bethany Mayer resigned from Keysight effective December 1, 2017.

Prior to Pierpoint's leadership role with Keysight's Ixia Solutions Group, he was the vice president and general manager of Internet Infrastructure Solutions within the company's Communications Solutions Group since 2015, responsible for developing and delivering solutions across the commercial communications network, from network access points to data centers and the cloud.  Prior to that role, he led Keysight's modular software and instrument initiatives.  Pierpoint joined the business in 1987 when it was part of Hewlett-Packard and has held multiple management positions in R&D, marketing and operations across various businesses and geographies. He earned his Ph.D. in microwave engineering and his bachelor's degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom.

Keysight acquired Ixia in April 2017 to provide testing, visibility, and security solutions to strengthen networks and cloud environments for enterprises, service providers, and network equipment manufacturers. Ixia Solutions offers organizations trusted environments in which to develop, deploy, and operate. Customers worldwide rely on Ixia Solutions to verify their designs, optimize their performance, and ensure protection of their networks and cloud environments.