Ixia Names VPs

Calabasas-based Ixia, a developer of network test systems, has appointed two new vice presidents at the firm. Ixia said that it has named Maik Lankau as the firm's Vice President Business Development and Global Alliances, and appointed Naveen Bhat as Vice President of Sales for Asia and Japan. Lankau was most recently Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and marketing at Allied Telesis; Bhat was previously an independent consultant, was VP and GM of Agilent's Asia operations, and also served at Lucent. Bhat is located in Singapore. Ixia is a developer of networking test systems and software.