The Aricent Group Appoints Eric D Buhrfeind as its Senior Vice President, Global Head of HR

East Brunswick, New Jersey April 02, 2013 - The Aricent Group, a global high value technology company, today announced the appointment of Eric D Buhrfeind as its new Global Head of HR. Buhrfeind joins the company with immediate effect, reporting to CEO Frank Kern. He will be serving as a member of the senior management team and replacing former HR head Amitabh Hajela, who is leaving the company for personal reasons.

“I am very pleased to welcome Eric D Buhrfeind to the Aricent Group. His experience at Accenture and his global perspective will provide us with a strong leadership in talent management, and further strengthen our efforts in making the Aricent Group one of the best places to work,” said Frank Kern, CEO, Aricent Group.

An accomplished talent management leader, Buhrfeind brings an extensive experience of more than 20 years in global human resource management; leadership development and coaching; change management and organizational change; and client consulting to his new role at the Aricent Group.  With a track record of successfully building high performing, globally dispersed teams, he has deep expertise in designing and deploying complex talent strategy and processes on a global scale including a strong focus on key emerging markets.

“I am very excited to join the Aricent Group,” said Eric D Buhrfeind. “With our strong heritage in R&D Engineering Services, software development, along with our deep expertise in communications technologies and solutions, we are uniquely positioned to help our customers transform and grow their business.”

Buhrfeind holds a Master of Arts in Psychology (Honors) from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, US.

About The Aricent Group

The Aricent Group is a global high value technology business with a strong heritage in R&D Engineering Services and Software Development. Aricent's focus is centered on helping its clients transform their business to gain market share through its deep communications expertise and solutions. The client base includes communications service providers, equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors, device makers, and many other Fortune 500 brands. The company’s investors are Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Sequoia Capital, The Family Office, Delta Partners, and The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

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