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ADTRAN’s Clint Coleman Inducted into the Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame for Shaping Telecommunications Industry

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ADTRAN(R), Inc., (NASDAQ:ADTN) , a leading provider of next-generation networking solutions, today announced that the State of Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame has inducted Clint Coleman, vice president of Carrier Networks Division Engineering, into its 2015 class. Inductees are individuals, corporations or projects that serve as pillars within the industry, contribute to the advancement of engineering and help inspire others to pursue technology fields. Coleman is recognized for his dedication to enhancing the telecom industry and for developing leading-edge solutions, enabling ADTRAN to become a global leader in the business access market.

Clint Coleman, vice president of engineering for ADTRAN's Carrier Networks Division (Photo: Business

Clint Coleman, vice president of engineering for ADTRAN’s Carrier Networks Division (Photo: Business Wire)

A 27-year veteran of ADTRAN, Coleman plays a pivotal role in helping to develop ADTRAN’s carrier product lines and bringing solutions to market. Joining ADTRAN as a design engineer, Coleman was a charter member of the team responsible for developing the company’s first HDSL transceiver, upon which the HDSL product line is built. This major technology breakthrough transformed the telecom industry by enabling T-1 access to be widely used by nearly every business, government office and community anchor institution across the nation. The HDSL product line was the foundation and catalyst for ADTRAN’s growth in the 1990s. The company’s success expanded in the 2000s as it pioneered broadband access and networking solutions. Today, Coleman continues to steer the company’s engineering efforts with major industry breakthroughs in Gigabit networks that have resulted in ADTRAN becoming a top three global provider of solutions for these industries.

Coleman leads engineer design groups with over 400 global employees, as well as oversees products and services across the company, including broadband access, Carrier Ethernet and Optical Networking Edge solution. His leadership and knowledge ensures that ADTRAN engineering teams are continuing to provide best-in-class technology that address the increasing and evolving demands from new and existing global customers.

“Clint joined ADTRAN at a time when technology was drastically evolving, and world-class engineers were in high demand. Since then, his strong combination of technical experience, creativity and market insight has helped make ADTRAN a global leader in the products he helped develop,” said Tom Stanton, ADTRAN CEO. “With Clint’s deep history and roots with ADTRAN and Alabama, it’s no surprise that the Engineering Hall of Fame has recognized his efforts. We congratulate Clint on this honor and continue to thank him for his dedication in developing solutions that transform the industry while enabling ADTRAN product growth.”

Individually and jointly, Alabama Engineering Hall of Fame members continue to influence the advancement of engineering and technology, leading to an enhanced economic, cultural and political future. Selected from a 20-member board of directors, five individuals, including Coleman, and three projects were inducted to the 26th Engineering Hall of Fame class on February 21. The inductees join a distinguished group of technology influencers, including Apple CEO Tim Cook; Dr. Wernher von Braun, the aerospace engineer and space architect considered one of the “fathers of rocket science”; and Mark Smith, ADTRAN co-founder and former CEO.


ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment. ADTRAN’s products enable voice, data, video and Internet communications across a variety of network infrastructures. ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by service providers, private enterprises, government organizations, and millions of individual users worldwide. For more information, please visit

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