Tech Summit

Tom Stanton

Chairman & CEO

Tom Stanton is Chairman and CEO of Adtran, Inc., one of the world’s most successful telecommunications companies. He assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer in 2005 and Chairman of the Board in 2007. Prior to joining Adtran, he served as an executive for Transcrypt International and held several senior management positions with E. F. Johnson Company. Tom has served on the board of directors for a number of technology companies and is a past chairman of the board for both the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Birmingham Branch and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). He currently serves on the board for both the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama (EDPA) and BancorpSouth. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Auburn University.



We announced our business combination with ADVA to create a global leader in scalable, end-to-end fiber networking solutions for communication service providers, enterprises and government customers. The merger unites our fiber access, fiber extension, and subscriber connectivity technology with ADVA’s innovation in data center interconnect solutions for large enterprises, business Ethernet and network synchronization. Both companies are pioneers in open, disaggregated solutions with a shared vision for the future of fiber networking. Our combined business will offer a comprehensive portfolio for providing homes, businesses and 5G infrastructure with scalable, secure and assured fiber connectivity, paired with cloud-managed Wi-Fi connectivity and SaaS applications. Together we will be a trusted supplier to more customers worldwide, meeting new requirements, optimizing network performance and improving customer experience.      

Our story is one of entrepreneurship and innovation. Over the last 25 years, strategic acquisitions have also kept Adtran one step ahead of a fast-evolving industry, further boosting our mission to make communications simpler and more affordable for everyone, everywhere. Today, digitalization is transforming global society, and with Gigabit connectivity a key driver of economic growth, our diverse, innovative product line of software and hardware-based communications solutions means we’re well-positioned to remain a market leader for the next 25 years. Here’s our story so far.